Elizabeth Padillo Olesen


Divorce


Why do we have to slaughter
our love in the gallows
of rudeness and indifference?

Why do we have
to chop off our love
with the sharp knives
of hate, anger and fear?

Why do we have to come
to these gallows
and slaughter our love?

Why do we have to proclaim
the death of our love?

Submitted: Saturday, August 11, 2012
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Just trying to make a definition of divorce, found by many as modern reality.

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