I stumbled across this short piece while putting together a portfolio of my writing at Simpson University, as required for my Senior Seminar course.
I penned this after my husband and I parted ways, as a self-soothing, count-your-blessings, find the positive, excerise.
What I Like About You
Good News! I like you again
And here are a few reasons why.
I loved the sound of the slamming door
As you theatrically stormed through;
Oh, what a wonderful sight!
The empty space where shirts hung a’ fore
The remote has my name on it,
And the DVR has quality shows,
The Passat rests neatly in the garage
Reflecting quietly with my morning joe,
And reading pages uninterrupted,
Singing and dancing to Pandora,
Your silence is more than golden,
It is all jewels wrapped together.
Re-decorating walls and so much more,
Premium air quality control,
Cooking and eating for one,
Going where, when, and how long.
Life, I must say is good as it is,
I like you again
Now that you’re gone.