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NaPoMo Day 5

for NaPoMo day 5


(the marriage)



we sniff parts, weary of one another

long married but so like newlyweds

that we mistake ourselves for the other,

biting the hand before we get fed.

jumpy & jerky & out of control

never knowing which way is wrong or right,

right or left, up or down, free road or toll

prisoners of our own pathetic plight.

yoked together forever we are one

team, pulling the same load without thinking

about it.  so maybe life is not fun.

we cure that by doing lots of drinking.

we nibble at the truth like weary mice.

never reflecting, never thinking twice.


© polly macdavid



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