Neil Graham Marsden
You called today on one of your 'Official Visits' to our home
the place where tempers had been silenced
and where passions had been fully spent.
I kissed the lipstick traces on your cup when you had gone.
Throughout your stay I wanted just to hold you,
to tell you that despite all, my hatred was in check
you came to ask when I would surrender our home to you
when I just wanted you to say that I should stay.