“In Memoriam,” by J.S. Slaymaker

Hughes Unit
Route 2, P.O. Box 4400
Gatesville, TX, 76507

Between the kisses and I love yous
Were the other women, the dope, and the booze.
Our time together, though cherished, felt stolen,
Leaving our hearts bruised, battered, and swollen.
Forever I squandered our love on a lie,
And ask again, ask again, ask again why.