for better or worse

if there had not been pain
would we have stayed
you and I caught
in our addictions
to cracked ceilings
and thin carpets

I refused to acknowlege
what we both know (now)
to be true
that I could not live
in painless splendor
grabbing at every wish
through barbed wire
and crabgrass

so we remain
decades later
with skinned knees
and ugly, rough knuckles
knowing (until our deaths)
we will never be alone
and it will not (ever)
be easy
but we will (always)
be loved

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19 thoughts on “for better or worse

  1. Thank you for sharing. Tucked within the lines I see a suffering soul. Not one who is alone, but having one along the journey who understands, who loves and will stand alongside until the end of the journey. Hope all is well! :)

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