Not so great?

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

Submitted: September 30, 2018

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Maybe the marriage 

wasn’t so great for you either

asks the well-intentioned therapist.

But I ask, it that important? 

When the opportunity 

to see for real

if it can work

is discarded without a thought?

When the ring is meaningless

and the mistakes were never discussed

when the love that was 

and the friendship that is

and the family that remains

is conveniently forgotten

to satisfy the itch

and avoid the difficulty

and swerve around the needs

of an old-fashioned temple

and its buffeted dweller

who finds himself alone

surrounded by modernity, fiction and lust

and tempests of longing for an impossible peace.


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