a marriage and a mistress (of sorts)

I meant to write
that great american novel once
so married to the idea

i wanted to keep poetry
comfortably on the side,
straying only
once or twice a week

i never intended him to move in
and take over all my words

yet,
here we are
ready to sign those papers

About Susan L Daniels

I am a firm believer that politics are personal, that faith is expressed through action, and that life is something that must be loved and lived authentically--or why bother with any of it?
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22 Responses to a marriage and a mistress (of sorts)

  1. Read well before you sign on the dotted line! :-)

  2. It doesn’t have to be one or the other, just feel comfortable with Big Word!

    • and here is the voice of reason ;)

      I just couldn’t resist the idea of the poem, as it came to me this morning while gardening. Something about the comfortable commitment with prose contrasted with the sheer seductiveness of poetry.

  3. Trent Lewin says:

    Yeah but don’t forget the great American novel! Someone’s gotta do it. I really like this poem. Personal but not mushy, and spins a great image.

    • Thanks, Trent–and also thanks for stopping by! I will do my best re. the novel, but it will probably end up being the “somewhat okay American novel” instead.

  4. Haha – it is a witty metaphor!

  5. mimijk says:

    There are few who can sustain the relationship as beautifully as you do…

  6. boomiebol says:

    Oh Susan… This deserves the Love button with smooches on top. Love it, my heart and face automatically smiled after reading this. Brilliant!!!

  7. nelle says:

    …with three business days to change your mind. ;-) Personally, I suggest you’re on the right track, but what do I know?

  8. Green Speck says:

    Read and sign :-)

  9. You’ve put it nicely and romantically, Susan. Maybe you need to sign a ‘pre-nuptial’ lol!

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