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A Raspberry on my Heart
 

 
Are my long time feelings of love
bound to a respirator?
Is my stockpile of patented patience
wearing thin?

Is her fickle finger always poised
over a detonator,
ensuring my eventual crashing loss and
her ultimate win?

Do the words that she spews,
without consideration,
have an edge that would lacerate
any organ of love.

How do I learn to turn away from
stinging consternation
that leans on in to give my limping
affection a shove.

I really don’t love her one iota less,
there are just sore spots
that have been raised by the rasping
effect of her words.

Is this a self fulfilling prophecy finally
connecting the dots?
Have I been out of my league, now relegated
back to the herds?

Years have tended to cover up scar tissue,
some still quite raw,
a couple’s mentality glosses over
rough spots with a sheen.

It’s just that lately much of what I hear
sticks in my craw.
Have you been and done that, do you know
what this can mean?

What I surmise is the message cuts like a
knife through soft flesh.
I’ve no chain mail buffering my extended
walk through life.

I guess it’s my duty to absorb some petty grief
like a left handed caress,
after all, she’s probably endured much worse
all these years as my wife.

Submitted for the Tuning Up challenge

Midi: “Cuts Like a Knife”

By AlwaysMyWords

© 2010 AlwaysMyWords (All rights reserved)

 

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