Chapter 36


A little more time passed 

without significant changes.


Jeff did not ask Karen for a divorce, 

Karen was not serious about the man she was seeing. 


Their respective lives were going smoothly,  

both had made the adjustment to single life,


both felt the bitterness temper.  

Each found a pleasant sense of freedom in their singleness.  


Not to say all was perfect.

They spent some time together over the Christmas break, 


the kids were home.

It wasn’t acrimonious, but they sniped. 









Poetry by jim The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2017-11-05 at 04:12

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Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
I really like this, Jim. It's like looking through a peephole.

Rob Graber
This "chapter" is as lifelike as it is brief!

A snapshot of a longer story. This chapter tells a lot, or rather shows a lot.

Ashe The PoetBay support member heart!
Chapter 36 must be the last chapter, when all is resolved with some amount of civility. The children will lose something about the unity of a family, but a single happy parent is better than a married and unhappy one. A way of life that is all too common in our society.

Kathy Lockhart The PoetBay support member heart!
What a scene into so many lives. And that snipping...well, it never is a small thing. Might as well be ripping holes into hearts and into whatever has been mended as far as the marriage goes. It is a symptom not a cause. Wow! That last line is very powerful.