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A Quarterly Journal
Jeffrey Woodward, Founder & General Editor
Volume 7, Number 3, September 2013

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Ignatius Fay
Sudbury, Ontario, Canada


Yours Forever

Lying in bed, she asks, “If I were to die, what would you do? Would you remarry?”

Oh, man. What a loaded question. I won’t lie.

“I don’t know.”

“What do you mean, you don’t know?”

“Well, certainly I would mourn you. But with time I would come to terms with the loss, then I would get on with my life If I met the right woman, and she insisted we get married, I guess I might consider it. But I think once is enough for me. I certainly would be in no hurry.”

She begins to cry. “I can’t believe you said that. You are my life, the only man I could ever live with. If you died, I’d be alone for the rest of my life. And I would mourn you every day.”

This morning, twenty-eight years after our divorce, her partner of fifteen years dies in his sleep.

crumbs for the sparrows
looking for
the right response

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