"Your husband is stretched out on the ground"

Your husband is stretched out on the ground
as if he were listening for something. 
Ask him to come back to the table. 
Whatever was there is now here. 

"Your husband is stretched out on the ground" from Lacunae: 100 Imagined Ancient Love Poems by Daniel Nadler. Copyright © 2016 by Daniel Nadler.  Reprinted by permission of Farrar, Straus and Giroux. https://us.macmillan.com/fsg/