Bob Lucky lives in Saudi Arabia. He is the author of the chapbook Ethiopian Time and co-editor of Contemporary Haibun. His work has appeared in Shot Glass Journal, Modern Haiku, Flash, Rattle, KYSO Flash, and other journals.
I said to my wife, if I had a girlfriend she would be just like you. Thick, dark, curly hair speckled with grey, not the paintbrush swathes of grey sported by Susan Sontag and Indira Gandhi. Her skin would be olive and when she climbed out of the ocean the water would glisten like diamonds in her cleavage. She would be the same height as you, perfect for kissing and snuggling on the sofa. I want to be somebody's girlfriend, she said.