Wednesday, April 20, 2016

better left unsaid

she's in mourning
a close relative
has died

she went to the funeral

yet on her face
is a half-filled smile

nothing to show for her grief

he's in trouble
with the the wife

he begged her to stay
all night

yet in his voice
is a strong-willed promise

acting like work's a relief

two worlds
that turn in

unspoken on the outside

two hearts
that burn in

anchored apart, side by side


inspired by this prompt:

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