The path was tricky
ruts and rocks and roller coaster turns
but we pledged to make the journey together
in sickness and in football season the and perpetual misunderstandings of “jealous” bosses….
Three wonderful blossoms bloomed in an otherwise chaotic garden
life wasn’t perfect but what is?
you make your choices and act accordingly
forgiving, forgetting as much as is human and blotting your tears
honoring your unspoken agreements…
until, one night, your bar chatter pendulum swung and stuck
and I found myself cast in a new role of comic book villain
all that was known of me were sly notes taken in your meetings of discontent
A new dealer sat at the table distributing cards from her own marked deck
it wasn’t very long before I folded.