An almost inaudible EXPLOSION
The time bomb
Ticks away unfulfilled years,
Scratches, bruises, erodes outer skin;
But the veins remain unclogged
And the blood flows freely.
Then, inside a trapped body the volcano erupts
Discharging its red lava,
Leaving empty, pure and lonely
A liberated heart and soul . . .
And one year later, she watches him
Sitting in that stand, agreeing.
"Yes, I understand."
"DIVORCE GRANTED," says the judge,
And it's over!
But does he -- does he understand
Her vegetable years?
Does he, does he understand
Her stone walls, barriers, fortresses, fears,
And her struggles to escape
The green prison of his cash value?
So why, alone in her bed this night,
Does she see a time machine
Replaying fat babies,
Little boys on bicycles,
And big boys at Bar Mitzvahs?
He, her protector and her jailer,
She, the princess and the prisoner.
"You're single," says her lawyer . . .
So tomorrow they begin again,
A new life.
And the knife that cut so deep
Destroyed all the marriage cancer cells;
Destroyed even the handshake and the smile
And the mutual wishes for a better life.
An almost inaudible EXPLOSION!
The blood pours out.