October 19, 2011

battleground

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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