Weary from walking she looked at her watch noting the time was 10:25 PM. She remembered leaving a little after 9 o’clock. Exhausted and aching she murmured to herself ‘sometimes the great bones of my life feel so heavy’. She began to cry.
It had been a pleasant day. She had accomplished a lot, feeling a ‘good tired’, as she liked to say. Dinner was prepared, the table was set as usual. She waited for her husband to come home.
He wasn’t usually late without calling. By 8:00 dinner was beginning to look sad.
He worked nearby so she slipped out the house and started walking to his business.
She entered the building making her way to his office. Opening the door she found him at his desk with his assistant on her knees in front of him. She was not picking up paperclips.
Copyright © 2021 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing All Rights Reserved Linda from Charmed Chaos is hosting D'Verse Poets tonight and had prompted us with Prosery which is to include this line from Spring Azures from the book Wild Geese by Mary Oliver: ‘Sometimes the great bones of my life feel so heavy,’ Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay