I placed my hands on her breasts,

but she was too busy watching

The Bride of Frankenstein to notice.

But during the commercial she said,

“If we made love now we won’t know how

the picture ends.” “I saw it already,”

I said. “I’ll tell you how it ends.”

“When did you see it?” she said. “About

three years ago,” I said. “Then you probably

don’t remember it too well,” she said.

“I do,” I said. “It’s all coming back to me.”


Hal Sirowitz is the co-winner of the NoirCon 2012 Poetry Contest. He is best known for his book, Mother Said. His eleventh book of poetry, Stray Cat Blues, was released at the end of 2012. Hal has work in anthologies edited by Billy Collins and Garrison Keillor. He was once the opening act for the rock band, They Might Be Giants, and has appeared on television in PBS’s The United States of Poetry. For many years Sirowitz was the Poet Laureate of Queens, New York.