"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom." Anais Nin
he forbade her naked
by any light form -insisted she bath
behind - locked doors
marrying her under (his) pretense
of prudence; modest model of
teacher, an Aunt Fay-
a boiled materfamilias porridge
without recovery - or seasoning salt
mythical encounter with a teen virgin
sentiments -lead to an easy
to long sleeve nightgowns
yet, in clock-time....
she sought exposure
on a deeper level -began
reading "House of Incest"
by Anais Nin - quoting it repeatedly
through her mind "... looked with anonymous vision
upon my uncompleted self"
the decision came - but
to inhale independence - is not
exhaling it, so
she saved it for a moment when
of violation, of reprisal or unwanted discourse
left her penned words
sealed with tea and evening verse
retired to bath and book
with quote and question - "..uncompleted self?"
he retired to chair
retired to tea...eyed the note addressed..
Husband - opening, began to read
In my faithfulness I have began
to feel a bit uncompleted as of late - and
after much thought have reached a
life changing decision - I have started
proceedings to study the
French Culinary Arts - and will
soon be adding basil, thyme and white pepper
to dinner meals - followed by
saffron and cheyenne. This will happen
with or without your blessings
Your Dearest Wife
Inhaling - he headed
for the wine
mouthing - "I knew I shouldn't have taken her out to dinner
for our Anniversary; how will I ever
break this to Mother.?
painting by Felice Casorati: titled Le Signorine -1912