It’s our anniversary...
And here’s a poem about a song about that:
Yesterday we “celebrated” 8 years of being married
and I put that in quotes because we remembered halfway thru the day
and we drank a bottle of wine on the back deck while our kids “spread their buttcheeks” at each other which we only found out later
because it escalated into something violent and one of them screamed
and that woke up the baby.
And today I read this essay
and thought of this song which is so beautiful in its honesty that it breaks my heart
and I’m so hoping, as hard as it is sometimes,
that we can keep on like this forever
friends mostly, enemies now-and-then
hatching lofty plans on our back porch, while the sky falls down around us...
that we thrive,
“let us thrive, let us thrive, let us thrive, let us thrive.”