Wednesday, June 29, 2011

“Of Course, Our Love Has Changed” (Prompt: Change)

Of course,
our love has changed.

Carefree beginnings
beget inevitable scrapes and missteps

which beget arguments and
emotional slugfests

and children
always ruin Eden.

Recalling every pointless casualty,
every sleepless rumination
when tears were the
only language,

I watch as you sleep
next to me,

and I cannot help but feel thankful.

Of course,
our love has changed,

is it now hard won.


  1. Anonymous10:12 PM

    Your love has become velveteen, like the rabbit. As Tom Waits said, A heart that is broken will be stronger when it mends. Listen to Rickie Lee Jones sing that one and tell me you didn't cry.

    This is honest, pure, and lovely. Thanks, Buddah, for the reminder. Love, Ameleh