to the hours

it’s easy for me
being a woman
to quip about dying
to be cruel and
disconnect my home phone
to say the kids are old enough
to, to..
to what the hell is resignation?
to what the hell is courage?
my teats have all been
sucked beyond salvage,
so why is it cruel to smear
lipstick on top?
to ask to be buried
in a yellow dress
with shiny buttons?
to begin again


an odd one for Real Toads


26 thoughts on “to the hours

      1. I qill be honest. I don’t know. I didn’t get married for the first time until I was 49 and I never wanted to have children. I’ve had several intense relationships. so I’m not sure what typical is…. 🙂

  1. I am at the point where my own self is beginning to resurface after years of playing a parenting role, so I can relate to the desire to retain something of myself for myself. That’s what I got from the last 6 lines.

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