It is nothing that they did

Or could have helped, two people

Falling in love. Not even

Because they shared a toothbrush,

Once. It is their germs

Getting acquainted.

For weeks

They take turns being sick

–one makes the tea, the other

answers the phone. Slowly,

they can’t tell better from worse.

This goes on

Until one dies.

Living With It, by Craig Arnold

This picture is clearly more “for better,” but I have missed the “for worse” part of marriage,too, these last four months.  I am ready for Honeydew to come home.

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