Appreciating Fate

The empty wine bottle

Was sitting on the counter

On the floor they lay

With his arm around her 

Still at the front door 

The clothes lay in a heap

While intertwined and naked

They’d both fallen asleep 

He was the first to awaken 

And lay staring at her contently

Trying to seal the sight of her

Firmly into his memory

It was only a few months ago 

They had come to appreciate 

That the life they both shared

Was a result of pure fate

Now she stirred beside him 

Smiling and opening her eyes

Stretching she suggested 

They go watch the sun rise 

Sitting in the hammock 

Swaying in the morning breeze

They waited for the golden orb

To break the day over blue seas
Ria 2017

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