HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?

One year for the tears to flow
Two years for them to dry
Years Three and Four going off the tracks
Wedding ring in the drawer
Not on her finger
The family supposing the new man was company
For her
In some godawful way
Five and Six
Back to WLTM and GSOH
Speculative dinners and lonely walks home
In her Seventh year
She wanted to reclaim her integrity
Eight hurrah for yoga reiki green tea
Alas Year Nine back to her old tricks
Hope leading into temptation
Then comes Year Ten
She will never have him again
And though so long ago
She finally becomes
Chastened and straightened
His
(Imperfect)
Widow

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