Wanted: Love and Marriage

They met the old-fashioned way: double clicks,
a head shot, common hobbies and interests.
They filled in four years before family,

a house and two kids, offered a pleasant
distraction, reason to talk to each other,
and stand still in comfortable lie, stainless
steel, mint-green lawn, little substitute for
lust, like, or long stare. Where love never lived
up to romantic want ad, in gestures,
a want for each other dressed in laundry,
tumbling schedules, a dripping faucet.

Like time, love can forget details, sit on
either side of the bed, arms folded like
the screens in their laps, passing truths hidden
like the mask of their lives, with eyes aglow.

-dce

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Categories: Poetry, Writing

5 Comments on “Wanted: Love and Marriage”

  1. March 19, 2014 at 7:53 am #

    “in gestures,
    a want for each other dressed in laundry,
    tumbling schedules, a dripping faucet.” Amazing how a few words can leave me sentimental and wordless. :)

  2. March 19, 2014 at 5:16 am #

    Thoroughly enjoyed this.. Wonderful writing.

    • March 19, 2014 at 5:35 am #

      Thanks Rivera! I so appreciate our writer community through WordPress. Knowing you are out there reading, commenting is humbling.

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