the bridge

The Boat Man

I saw her cross the bridge, rumor has it she has a new lover. Days pass and I still see her cross every morning.  On the 17th morning after she had crossed a soldier came and stood on the bridge stopping everyone trying to cross. the message came saying that her husband was returning home. she tried to cross the bridge to get home before he did. I watch as she argues with a soldier, then she runs off to me. As she approche I remember my own wife and children i need the money to feed and look after them. the price was to expensive for her. she runs away and i watch her running across the bridge again, but this time drops just before she reaches land.


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