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When She Leaves






When She Leaves






I sense 

she senses 



I'm writing about her,



the middle-aged woman 

sitting two bar stools down



Nervously clutching 

her lavish lavaliere 



While waiting for 

her lover to arrive. 



She's rumored 

to be the wealthiest 

woman in town



and sits beneath

an exit sign



She won’t be able 

to brush off 



When her wealthy 

husband comes around.







Gil Hoy







Gil Hoy is a Boston poet and semi-retired trial lawyer studying poetry at Boston University through its Evergreen program. Hoy previously received a B.A. in Philosophy and Political Science from Boston University, an M.A. in Government from Georgetown University, and a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law. He served as a Brookline, Massachusetts Selectman for four terms. Hoy’s poetry has appeared most recently in Chiron Review, Ariel Chart, The New Verse News, Social Justice Poetry, The Potomac, The Penmen Review and elsewhere.


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