Mary remembered the fever of their early years,
frantic kissing,
ravenous embraces
fire ready to blaze at his look, touch, whisper

She loved Josh then
Or did she?

They hadn’t yet faced the broken-down car
the ridiculously-expensive vacuum cleaner salesman
the lay-off
the devastating family news
the endless debts
the midnight confessions ripping, burning, scarring each other’s hearts

It was easy to love and make love when life baggage was light


This is an excerpt from my post running on Deeper Story today. Read the entire piece over there.