FAMILY SECRETS

FAMILY SECRETS

I don’t mean to complain,

My wife and aren’t the same…

We are frustrated

How the other has stated

Some attribute that is a pain.

She avoids complaining about me,

Likewise in my poetry…

We talk face-to-face

And no other place,

No undermining, you see!

Still. long-standing practices irk,

In each other a particular quirk…

Makes light of my gas

For this too shall pass,

She hates afterwards when I smirk.

And what are some of hers,

To say so would be adverse…

To our marriage vows

Would be verbal “POWS”

And who needs that kind of curse?

–Jonathan Caswell

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