Marissa Mullins

Marissa Mullins
Location
South Carolina,
Birthday
October 22
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“Only that in you which is me can hear what I'm saying.” ~Ram Dass

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NOVEMBER 28, 2011 3:44PM

Divorce

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We talk
and there remains
a tension, friction
of what we
once meant
to each other.
More in common
now than then –

We share
two children,
four grandchildren -
a silver chain of being
links us still -
Regrets obvious
as we talk
while
the children watch –
shocked by the lack of
argument.

Did we really hate
each other so much? Or,
was it more about
how deeply
we hated ourselves?

 

Oil and water
from two different worlds –
Shared stubbornness
our greatest commonality.

Married once, in love
with the idea of
each other — the cold reality,
that we were just children
haunts me still.

We’re growing older
and it is easier
to talk about
what we never were,
things we tried to be,
all we had to kill.
That mutual cold death
of ending
that set us free.

 

~written February 2011

 

 


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Beautiful and poignant
Regrets obvious
as we talk
while
the children watch –
shocked by the lack of
argument.


I can picture this. This poem strikes me as honest and painful and therefore beautiful...just as a poem should be.

Sharon
Thanks Sharon, you're right. It was written after attending a birthday party for our 3 year old granddaughter, with our two children and their spouses, etc. present. Again, thanks for reading and commenting! ~Blessings!