anatomy of marriage – “book of sins”

how we prospered under the light

shadows filling in the spaces

spilling forth in numbers, guiding us

to that place that love once lived

between sheets

between breaths

between skins

that sometimes

met in secret

then -

and now of our

no longer complete lives

words that are stuck on walls

children who bear wings

and yet who chain us -

how love changes

how it stops

and waves its goodbye

as it leaves you

standing

clutching your heart

in one hand

and a knife

in the other