When Love Hangs Around

Impossible, she thought, that decades later the love still held. No one had ever cared for

Her this long and this well. Surprised after the first year when he still woke up beside 

Her. Didn’t he know she had so little to give in the way of affection? And yet he mined

Every modicum of goodness, prying tiny pieces and holding them beneath a magnifying

Glass until they caught fire and everyone had to acknowledge their presence. Even her.