Have you ever thought of us?

Us being you and me together,

Not, you and me alone.


Us as a couple,

Us joined hand-in-hand,

Us side-by-side,

Us as one.


I think of us as two.

Not, two together,

But two separate.

Two going their own ways.

Opposite ways. Alone.


As us –

we were joined together by marriage

Not by love, not by friendship.


Us – You and me severed,

Not connected

Not by any means or ways.


You live. I live. Us is dying.

Us is dead.

We are dead.

We are UN-US.


Written by Beth Malbon

April 14, 1996