The New Girlfriend

She stands in the airport terminal,
hands thrust into skinny jeans. Twiggy-eyed
as five girls grapple their Dad's arm from her waist.
The two ex-wives follow at a distance:
try not to look the new one up and down
but she catches the glance exchanged:
feels a crimson tinge seep up her neck
as manicured nails bruise her palms.

She sits amongst the pink suitcases
that have been temporarily abandoned
in the designated waiting space.


Tracy Wall

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