Marriage well worn

What to say of a marriage
well worn? She’ll dive into a coffee
pot this morning, swimming
into another day as hours do laps
around the clock.

Her eyes – from what I can see –
refuse to accept the daylight,
fighting a battle she’s lost before but,
ever hopeful, lashes out once more
against the sun.

I place a hand on a coffee mug and
pledge allegiance in whatever wars await
after her hair is dried and our son
once again demands we mix
water and milk.

For a few minutes, we are a couple
embracing small moments crackling
with sparks the same they have
all these years even as the clock dances
through another day.


Phillip Knight Scott | © 2019

Written with two prompts in mind:

24 thoughts on “Marriage well worn

  1. I love these lines, Phillip:
    ‘For a few minutes, we are a couple
    embracing small moments crackling
    with sparks the same they have
    all these years even as the clock dances
    through another day.’

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