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2021-02-19T22:53:39-08:00January 29th, 2011|Relationships|

A radical marriage experiment

It was early on
in their relationship,
she was mad
she can’t remember why
and then he joined her in the shower
with his clothes on.

Theirs is a radical marriage experiment.

No red roses or fancy dinners.
Anniversary cards
bought at the pharmacy
are definitely out.

But every day
when one of them leaves the house
they holler in the English accent of
a distinguished chap:

“So long, fair crumpet, you old friend!”

Silliness, they tell me,
is like pliers on talons of pride.

And so they find themselves
disoriented every day
in a moment of joy,
unable to find their way back from there
to the inky spread of
resentment.

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