A jealous man

Last Friday

at the grocery store

I met her in the third aisle

beyond the gelato vendor

she was buying her toiletries

and also a pregnancy test kit

we made some awkward conversations

about weather, spoilt kids and fresh oranges


suddenly the thought of another man

inside a ghost from a previous life

was too much

I didn’t look back at her

nor did I feel any eyes

following me out the store

the only takeaway from that conversation

that I, like most others

am a jealous man.




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