A seething dislike

causes emotions to overflow.

The desire to hurt

replaces reason.

Hands start shaking

from the intensity

of the need to scream,

wound, defeat, crush.

Red hot fury

brings blood

to the boil.

Control is lost.

The hated wins.




Untied the knot…

Having a beer with my X-husband.

The father of my daughters.


Good times.  Bad times.

The knot we tied is far behind us.

The spark is long gone.

Friendship is delicate,

but as our creation beams up at us

with a smile, more precious than gold…

Our efforts double

determined to get along like houses on fire

for our beloved offspring.