entropy of a marriage

partners
inexplicably, inextricably
linked to think, act, feel
as one

except when they aren’t
linked
synced
indistinct

at each other’s throats
speaking in tongues
unheard
misunderstood

all systems break down
tend toward disorder
lasting structures require work
and this machine needs a rest

how much energy goes in?
keepingthingsinorder
how much is lost in the process?
remindingselftoseekefficiencies

energy, never created
cannot be destroyed
just misplaced, forgotten
transferred

returning scattered atoms
to original boxes
maybe not original
but ordered in some new places

looks different for everyone
we fight, we fume, she walks the dog
then the jokes start, and we laugh
until we cry – good tears now

our children in mock horror
faces masking smiles
that’s when we know
we’re back on track

and can do this
a little while longer.


Eugi’s Weekly Prompt “Renewal” May 25, 2020

Go where the prompt leads you and publish a post on your own blog that responds to the prompt. It can be words and/or images. Please keep it family friendly. Prompts close 7 days from the close of my post.

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