Thierry Saintine is the recipient of an MFA from the City College of New York. He’s currently working on a collection of poems. His dream is to continue working to keep creative writing and thinking alive and a necessity in the world around him.
Another Love Story
All she rescued out of the storm
is a ten-year-old disaster playing to happen
and a pair of boxing shades
He updates his MySpace page, forgets his image
He calls his daughter collect,
confuses his tangerine suit number for her mother’s cell
She survived her high school scaffolding
but tripped over life after college
She ordered the combo: child-long distance father
He goes to his firstborn interview, dressed late
He rents his daughter for the weekend,
quotes his late pick-up fees
She subleased her pillow to midnight friends
to eat morning flakes in bed
with her daughter slipping into adolescence
He wheels his mother to church, smokes a sin
He drives his sister out of her car,
picks up a friend’s twenty to life
She reminds him of the promises
He replies he had all the pieces.
They met many sorrys ago
on her way to the library.