Ruth Walters

(London, U.K.)

Another unconditional love ode


Your train rolls into the station
at 7.20am each morning
and you’re still sleepy
and tired from the night before.

Sitting in the same compartment
each day, opposite the same
po’ faced, spotty, geek
is also pretty rich

and catching the late one home
every single night
after a grueling 12 hour shift
is slaughtering

but having to deal with
your wife and explain it all
is mind blowingly,
soul destroying

so just to ease the strain,
stop off for a large latte and huge slice
of that gorgeous cherry pie
and ice cream

then you won’t feel so blameless
when she tells you
she’s leaving for the
hundredth time.

Only the dog,
your four legged friend
is totally on your side
with unconditional love, and licking.

Submitted: Tuesday, April 02, 2013

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