Acceptance

She brushed the dust off
their portrait from 1987.
Side by side they stood
smiling on their wedding day.
They brought three children
into the world wrapped in care.
She refused to accept that
their love had died years ago.
Along the way she lost herself,
living to only see her children grow.
Now its her time to be herself once more,
finally accepting the dreadful truth.

Love for Him

There you lay
Soundly asleep,
nights like
these are my favorite.
Honey isn’t as sweet
as this.
Every sun rise
you’re by my side,
my partner in crime.
You’ve saved
this damsel
in distress more
than once.
My life changed
for the better
with you in it.