A Waste of Time
We spent a lifetime not even knowing each other. Spinning our wheels with failed marriages and empty relationships. Coming from different parts of the world we inexplicably ended up in the same city. Moving in the same orbit but not connecting until that one special night when we finally met. I was cynical and you were the perfect gentleman. We had so much in common and talked into the wee hours sharing stories of world travel.
We lived the dream until the health scare came. The focus was no longer on us, but “it”. It consumed you. Even when you were made safe and fully recovered, it lived with us. Haunting me like a mistress. Now instead of love we are at war with each other.
When it is over said and done, it was a time, and there was never enough of it.
Christine Bolton – Poetry for Healing ©
Merril is hosting Monday Prosery at D’Verse Poets and has prompted us with a line from Allison Adelle Hedge Coke’s poem, “A Time”. When it is over said and done, it was a time, and there was never enough of it. We are to write a piece of flash fiction (Prosery) including the prompt line. Prosery is exactly 144 words excluding the title
Thank you so much Shivi. ☺️ I found your comment in my Spam box so sorry for the delay in responding to you.
No no dont say sorry
It was my pleasure 🤗🤗🤗
Nicely done. I enjoyed reading it.
Thanks so much Bill ☺️
You’re welcome 😊
This virus is insidious for so many relationships. Well done.
Thanks Dale. It can be any health issue in the middle of Covid19. Can you imagine? 😕
I can, unfortunately!
A pandemic definitely affects relationships–I suppose such situations bring out the best and worst in many people.
Yes, it certainly tests our patience and loyalty.
So many relationships are being sacrificed to health problems… sometimes I feel survival is wasted…
Yes, it makes you wonder.
The worst of times …. most of us feel it. Your story is sad ~ my hope for you is a happy end one day.
Thank you Helen ☺️💕
That’s powerful Christine. Its a sad no win situation I hope no one ever has.
Yes, so true Darnell. We should be grateful for healing and not use cured illness as a weapon.
Bittersweet and evocative!
Thank you so much ☺️
Not so much a waste of time as a difficult learning curve, Christine. Sometimes it takes a health scare to bring us to our senses and understand what it’s all about.
Isn’t that the truth Kim. Hope you’re well ☺️
Bittersweet and beautiful, Christine.
Aww thanks Felicia 🥰
This has the makings of the scary outcome of the pandemic. ‘It’ permeates all strata of life and regions! Great lines Christina!
Thanks so much! I appreciate it ☺️
This virus has the ability to throw shade on nearly everything. Well done.
Thanks Ken! That’s try, it really has 😢
True is what I meant to type 😕