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NaPoWriMo2017 - THE SECRET TO A LONG MARRIAGE - GloPoWriMo2017 - Day 21


The Secret To A Long Marriage

After a surgery to clear
a lifetime of bacon and eggs
from aging arteries
my anesthesia-drunk grandfather
wanted to share
his Doctor’s graffiti 
with his wife and daughter

So he whipped off
his post-op bed sheet
to reveal
not just the Doctor’s work
but Nature’s as well
with not even a thin, hospital johnny
to act as treasure chest
for his family jewels

My grandmother created
new shades of red

My mother
turned to her mother
and said

“So
that’s
why
you
stayed
with
him
all
these
years”

April 21, 2017

Image is of my grandparents (married 57 years).

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