r. gerry fabian

The Absolute Secrets Of Strangers

The woman in Apartment 204
plays “Breaking Down The Walls Of Heartache”
at least fives times every evening.
Maybe twenty on the weekends.
She is in love with the song.
It’s a real up tempo dance tune.
I’m in 205
and I appreciate the irony
between the lyrics and the beat.
nobody dances in either apartment.
Hell, we don’t even speak in the hall.

R. Gerry Fabian is a retired English instructor and editor of Raw Dog Press. He has published in various little and literary magazines since 1970. Currently, he is putting the finishing touches on a poetry manuscript of his published poetry and searching for a publisher.