Sunday, October 20, 2013

Everything is OK




Marriage is strange amalgam of opposites; it is fine balance of everything and nothing. She was my everything and now I am her nothing. I look at her pretty mouth as she trashes our whole life together like the diamonds in the ring which she twists without noticing what symbol she is making.

Clearly this is serious. I try to keep a vacant expression on my face as I hear what a cheat and liar I have been. The tentacles of hate are circling me like a fence. No, it’s more like a brick wall that I’ll not escape. My mind is finally exhausted by the last of her invective which pours from her mouth like gravel.

I am in the kitchen and I get a prod in the ribs. “Stop watching that kettle I want my cup of tea.”

I breathe a sigh of relief as she hugs me round the waist. Everything is OK but I really must stop flirting with that girl in the office.

12 comments:

  1. A little trip into his conscience, heh? Nicely done. Loved the opening line.

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  2. I like your surprising ending. Actually got a laugh. Well done.

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  3. Robin, you have a talent for building up the pressure, like the kettle, and then settling in for a long steep... Delicious! Amy

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  4. I think I just let out a sigh of relief! Yes, best to keep one's mind on work when at work!

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  5. you got off so easy? amazing

    much love

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  6. Very powerful, loved the imagery as you wove the tale

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  7. It's easy to let one's fantasies run away, isn't it?

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  8. Ouch and nice little twist in the tail..

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