1.28.2012

after dinner

You barely stomached
the meal I prepared,
but you scarfed it down.

Intimately,
conspiratorially united
before children's aversions,
my response to our collusion
expressed in a nod--
television's on.

Shut the bedroom door.

Trifecta Writing Challenge asked for love stories in exactly 33 words.

16 comments:

  1. this is what a good marriage is, everybody.

    Solidarity, body language, sacrifice, and something going on behind closed doors.

    perfect

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  2. How very, very excellent. Also how we managed to have more than one child. =)

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  3. Love the conspiracy! That t.v. Can work wonders at times. Sneaking away is the key! Enjoyed this.

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  4. Great! I love the conspiracy! :)

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  5. Living vicariously as I do, no wonder I so enjoy visiting your site.......what a lovely family you have.

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  6. Sometimes love has to be squeezed into the little gaps in time.

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  7. 'Shut the bedroom door..." better lock it.

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  8. So perfectly clever and true. Gotta love that tv.
    Came from the Trifextra link.

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  9. to tell the truth, it's usually the Wii, but that's not so poetic :)
    so pleased for new visitors! i'll be around to visit you, too.

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  10. Thanks for joining us this week at Trifecta. I really liked your response. There is something so sweet about a love persevering in the face of. . .you know, kids. :-) That they can change you and create new roles for you, but at the end of the day, you still want to plop them in front of the TV to have some alone time with the person who came before them. Beautiful. Hope to see you back again soon.

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  11. thank you for the opportunity to participate! i appreciate you coming over to read :)

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