I recently attended a Chris Rock show which was highly entertaining. Between laughs, he proceeded to tell us about his marriage, his infidelity and resulting divorce. His story is the inspiration for this poem.

Intense attraction
their story once upon
waist up to waist down
fixated eyes each other on

melted years flow past
ennui swims within
his eyes afar cast
enticement is seen

a search for ‘the new’
a fresh being to consume
love’s graveyard adds more crew
love of old- now entombed

©Vivian Zems

February Writing Prompts~ Intense Attraction 14/28

Real Toads – Love Hurts

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