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Denise Levertov: The Ache of Marriage

two by two in the ark of
the ache of it

October 9, 2020 · 2 Comments

Gary Margolis: Ending the War

one morning
in August, she can walk
away from her fury
of pines, and catch
her breath

August 29, 2020 · 3 Comments

Pilar Lopez-Cantero: Your love story is a narrative that gets written in tandem

By coming to recognise the degree to which overlapping and different narratives shape our expectations in love, we can avoid some of the worst outcomes.

May 19, 2020 · 1 Comment

Anne Fishel: Stuck at home with your partner? Look to retirees for how to make it work

Being stuck with your partner 24/7 may leave you pondering the expression “for better or worse, but not for breakfast, lunch and dinner.”

April 7, 2020 · Leave a comment

John Samuel Tieman: Marriage

that moment when you know
you did this one thing right

April 20, 2019 · Leave a comment

Meg Pokrass: Quack

He tells her this: “When ejaculating, I quack.” “Promise?”She’s poking water next to him — tipping front, then back, and then over again, looking at the sky, sideways.He gets her feathers … Continue reading

April 13, 2019 · Leave a comment

Judith A. Brice: To Charlie, Beyond the Mist

Will the mist have vanished from the lake by the time you read this? — birthday note to Charlie from a good friend What she couldn’t know was your eyes warm … Continue reading

August 22, 2018 · Leave a comment

Andrea Hollander: Room to Room

And then I began to muse, the way all of us do who have been let down, betrayed, left to wander room to room, taking a stack of dishtowels from … Continue reading

June 11, 2018 · 1 Comment

Michael Simms: The Marriage-Bed

The marriage-bed is the center of happiness
a point from which all things ripple outward,
a nest from which all things learn to fly.

April 22, 2018 · 4 Comments

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