Sunday Whirl time again. Struggled with this wordle so decided on my version of a haibun (a short piece of prose finished off with a haiku)
Love Is Forever
Too much water under too many bridges. She remembered the beginning, how he had tried so hard to straighten her out, drag her screaming from the abyss. That’s love for you, but it never lasts. Her demands for his constant attention had run him ragged, stretched his patience to breaking point. Last night he’d told her enough was enough, he was leaving.
As she lay in bed watching the dark clouds rolling across the sky she thought about their last hours together. In between the screams and the tears she’d promised to change. His wistful nods told her he’d heard it all before. The glazed look in his eyes a sign that he could take no more.
She looked down at the bloody, rusted-out blade. Now that he was gone, what was there to keep her from going too?
you said it was love
that kept us both together –
couldn’t let you leave