Friday, May 28, 1999

Second marriage

We completely forgot
that there had been a life
before Us.

Many years of unhappiness
and happiness
had completely disappeared
and we never remembered 
that they had ever been
or harked back 
to those earlier times.

After all,
we were still young.
It was possible
to start afresh.
The past was all a mistake.
It had taught us many lessons.
We cherished the lessons, and forgot the instructor.

But now
people dead,
and divorced, (drunk),
have crept stealthily back into our lives.

Our adolescent children 
show features
and characteristics
they never acquired from us.