Possibly these days alone

Possibly these days alone
are how it is meant to be –
& older times of mutuality
& shared expectations [of
marriages] were mistakes
rectified by disruptive acts
& lies on lies on lies – we’ll
try to pull & fall in love – I’ll
not rush [into a discomfort
between sheets] – no sour –
no stench [sexual] to treat
loneliness – care in purdah
is an option – touch herself
& not by my sliced at hand!