Poem #2,561 | Good Husband

Mike Bell/ November 14, 2023/ www.mikebellpoems.com

They accompany their wives
in soft shadows – shufflers &
mumblers in tow – men of an
age struck silent by a mellow
position [yes to his wife in all
circumstances] – they’ll smile
in agreement [& concur] – As
shopping bags tug at arms &
commands are hissed at him
he will not question dignity’s
missing person [his own loss
on high street shopping trips
never regained – his is ceded
by his demeanour] – she will
keep him three steps behind
by English ryosai kenbo rule

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