Slow Death of a Marriage

Humongous monster

Denial, heart’s last escape

Silent smiles conceal

Large teeth, violent tendencies

Dinner party chatters on


No longer acknowledged now

Pretenses dismissed

Truth’s still enemy

House of cards would jitter down

Mute façade crumble…

Castle walls mere gray ruins

Stately visage veils deceits

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