foundational wreckage

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Non-Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic


certainly together

they saw the best in one another,

certainly at that first point,

they had each other’s

full support,

certainly in the beginning,

there was no one in mind but

the other &

that was all “right” & “good”

until that moment at which

the strength of one’s skill

came into question.


it doesn’t matter what the skill is,

doesn’t matter what was said---

what matters is that when things were

blissful, it went without saying that

there was encouragement,

there was someone in the world who would

stand by & go down with the ship if


but unlike the movies,

the credits did not roll---rather,

wreckage began to form when honestly allowed

one of the two to admit that

the skill in question,

had been bested by another &

this burnt a scar into the very heart of the

loved one,

so deep that suddenly

everything else came into question &

the sky began to fall.

Submitted: January 27, 2013

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