The day's drudgery should be done by now
still he shambles. Dimmed Wandering skies
match hard concrete ground as on he shambles.
His feet are aching but his head aches more:
he could just as well be that disintegrating
plastic bag buffetted along, his torturous journey
has no point. The love of his life has left
their love-nest. She just needs some space.
He has heard that phrase before and fears the worst.
Slouching towards an empty house feels like 
being dragged to the gates of hell.
Turning the key in the door brings
as good a time as any for tears to fall.

A huge ridgeback dog lays in the hallway.
Thumps its tail on the rug.... 
He is baffled for a second...it's her dog....
then, not in another county but here
in the kitchen doorway, stands the love of his life.
Man and woman are flooded with emotion
irresistable magnets quickly draw them together.
Intense experience brings in a lightening flash
the unteachable to all who need it.
As of now, life is defined differently.


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Adam Whitworth

Tue 26th Oct 2021 18:21

Thank you Stephen.

A true story.

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Stephen Gospage

Tue 26th Oct 2021 17:06

A great, uplifting story, Adam. It took a surprising turn.

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