October 19, 2011


standing on opposite sides
of the courtroom
separated by lawyers
and papers
and years of
imagined transgressions

neither daring to look at the other

intimate details of a life once shared
laid bare for all to see

they once lay in bed together
dreaming of a future
that will now
never happen

the battle lines have been drawn
there will be no prisoners
taken today

at one time
they made love
now they make war

copyright © 2011 Kevin Routh

1 comment:

  1. This is a sad commentary upon modern life. Truthful but something everyone can change when they learn they are master of their own domain. Hello neighbor ... I'm in the CWE.


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