Posted by: Ron DuBour | September 22, 2014

Lucky


Poesy plus Polemics

"Old Couple" Painting by Hilda Goldwag From bbc.co.uk “Old Couple”
Painting by Hilda Goldwag
From bbc.co.uk

comes a time in a marriage
when a lucky few realize
their spouse knows them
better than anyone ever
could know them from inside
and outside and underneath
flesh and blood costumes
behind even purpose-built
images flattered by mirrors
the world holds in hand
knows them full in their
glory and gristle and bone
and in knowing them nonetheless
loves them beyond any love
they could ever in honesty
manage to feel for themselves
comes a time in a marriage
when that lucky few find
an exquisite contentment

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