Irreconcilable Differences

Could talk for lengths
about manifolds,
hydraulics – hands
stained with grease

And when I offered
carefully manicured
heart, spoke words
of togetherness

Silence engulfed him
ducking beneath hood
wrench twisting –
relationship vanished

(Image mine)

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Permission to write, paint, and imagine are the gifts I gave myself when chronic illness hit - a fair exchange: being for doing. Relevance is an attitude. Humour essential.

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