He held her during her surprise party heart-attack.
With angry words she saved his “worthless” life.
Their unconventional family loved each other rather unconventionally.
She loved beyond her bounds and her sanity.
He conspired with her children to kill her.
Till Alzheimer’s, not her death, did them part.
Her love abounded all the while his dwindled.
She held on, even as he let go.
He met his wife anew every single morning.
One day she’d know a love that lasted.
She found him face down in the river.
He built walls of pain around his heart.
He couldn’t fathom the depths of her ocean.
He could not pay the cost of truth.
His lies found him out again and again.
“Fun times were had by all’s never true.”
He longed for the day his scars mattered.
What he wanted most wasn’t good for him.
The lovelorn man couldn’t feel his wife’s touch.
She waited and waited and waited for love.