Poems of the Week

Cutting Edge

by Nora Jay

“Saudi Arabia to notify women of divorce by text message:
New law aims to stop men from ending marriages without telling their wives”
—The Guardian

Ex-dear, I cannot say how vexed
And mortified I am
At finding that my recent text
Was sorted into spam—

So that, ex-love, you did not learn
What courts have since endorsed:
That you have served your spousal turn,
And now you are divorced.