Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Absence she says
makes the heart grow
fonder for others
she giggles

on the phone
right hand close
to her mouth
comforting a friend

who had found herself a lover
and been caught
and was now separated
and struggling

her husband lying to the world
wanting Christmas together
wanting to hide his shame
his humiliation his anger his pain

even though some may not admit to this
without our woman for a man
its all falling
apart

Men know
our woman makes us
great
in this World

its why we fight wars
and write poems

its why we go forth every morning
wanting to conquer

anyway I think
it doesn't surprise me
his lying

if he stops to consider
his loss he'll see
everything
crumbling

he'll have to admit
another man won
his wife
is gone

something/everything
irretrievably
lost
now

he will find it harder
to enter a room
head high
chest out

humility is for monks
not for lawyers
and tears
for when you admit to a broken heart

clearly
he is not ready
to forgive
or forget or move on

I don't think
she
heard me
thinking this

I don't think
her friend
is ready
either

1 comment:

Teneisha a.k.a 10eisha said...

Thank you for posting this. Its lovely.