I Sit Easily with my Wife

I am 67-years-old,

Marjorie meaning Pearl

Tells me I am not

Living in “The Now,”

I love her– we have been

Together almost 39 years,

We live easily, me in my

Easy chair, her wits greater

She lounges back supported

With her couch, reading

Device I’ve bought her

Two on time payments,

For me, asking is all,

For her being is all,

I write, she reads, silver

Hair thick, covering

Intellect, with reminders,

Mine, bald with minders,

Both brilliant, l both realization,

Converting Agape from Love

It wasn’t easy, we made it

Some divorce, with help,

Daughter is safe.

I sit in meditation,

She reads, cooks our

Meal in her kitchen,

Always resolved to care for me.

Published by elgwynone

I was a University and community college instructor before retiring. I also worked in fast food restaurants, and retail stores. I am an ordinary man writing for because I want to write and because my education prepared me to write; BA English lit, MA English, EdS higher education, and MFA creative writing, free verse poetry and essays. Blogs are an answer to high-priced self-publishing. Walt Whitman had to self-publish his first 1000 copies of the 1855 edition of Leaves of Grass because in 1855 poetry did not sell. Most poets make a living in other ways than writing. Wallace Stevens was an insurance executive, and TS Eliot was a banker. Many writers teach, and always there have been writers who have written because they needed to express their thoughts and feelings. They wrote not necessarily to make money but to express "the old universal truths of the human heart" according to Faulkner. Here I reach a wider audience I missed than by self-publishing, and I stand a better chance to reach a wider audience for less expense than self-publishing. I self-published my first books, Winter from Spring, and Meditations on Gratitude; poetry and photo books which were easier to self-publish than to seek a not to seek a publisher company. This blog allows me to write for an interested audience because I write poetry and personal essays. I write for a friendly audience and present to you a slice of my writing. Perhaps you will enjoy what you read.

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