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December 05, 2022


By Frederick Foote


You suffer me
I tolerate you

We pull together
to push apart
to bitter ends

You grieve loudly
I endure resentfully

Days without end
our endless days
bleed into restless
nights until one of us
breaks down one
last time

Article © Frederick Foote. All rights reserved.
Published on 2018-05-14
Image(s) are public domain.
3 Reader Comments
11:15:57 AM
Wow! An expression of relationships, mourning, differences in the manner in which we experience human interactions with loved ones. Very poignant.
11:13:04 AM
This is beautiful. Two sides of the same coin, how one deals with EVERYTHING. I really like the total essence of this.
02:34:31 PM
This is every relationship at one point or another I think. I really love showing both sides as Mr. Foote did. I also think the line breaks are placed rather strategically. Really enjoyed this piece.
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