Marriage Poem # 837 by Lynne Savitt

OUR LOVE

is like that expensive
aqua bath mat overloading
lint trap in dryer even after
dozen of washes i scrape
excess into garbage bags
of disappointment make me
wonder why i didn’t purchase
cheap flashy turquoise one
use it then replace when thread
bare like my discarded lovers

3 Responses to “Marriage Poem # 837 by Lynne Savitt”

  1. Savitt hits it home with this short poem, wrapping lint and love and a hot dryer together, or is it our linty hearts? She reaches out beyond the simple words and choices and makes more than bath mat color choices. This is a battle for cheap over luxury. And it all tangles together. A democratic loss!

  2. I especially love this: i scrape excess into garbage bags of disappointment

    Poem hits the mark. I feel the pain…

  3. succintly said, when the weight of each word matters – not only in form, but metaphorically has everything to do with content. Bravo.

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