The Ecphorizer

Maggie Jack Sinram

Issue #29 (January 1984)

They said we never quarreled;
little disagreements were unimportant...
they were wrong.

We said we were a quiet family,
content with fireside, never restless...
we were withering.

He said he had a fine sense of humor
and I didn't; always "teasing"...
he was insecure.

He said not to worry;
always macho, it couldn't happen to him...
it did.

I said I thought that independence
was the only true security...
I am not lonely. 

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Maggie Jack Sinram

Maggie Jack Sinram hails from Chula Vista, California, where she paints as well as poetizes.