Marilyn and Joe


sitting in the 
Archeus café,
the bombshell
movie star and
the Yankee Clipper,
and Marilyn leans
in and  whispers,
"I think we're dead,
but isn't it lovely?"
and Joe looks
around the empty
dancing playfully
across empty tables,
says, "yes"
and squeezes her
hand a little tighter,
smiles a little wider,
tells a joke to get her
to laugh