A Mind Off-Grid, No:05 - A Trouble Of Moving On

He greeted me in an exaggerated sort of way  
I thought “What’s up?” on this otherwise ordinary day  

turned out his wife had left him for another man  
and he in shock explained it in terms of “I can  
see it’s sort of a case of trying to live free  
be honest with oneself on life’s journey and she  
is practising tapping into her deeper truth by  
letting her ‘yes’ be ‘yes’, her ‘no’ be ‘no’ and I  
was happily practising the same thing too -  
we were on the same page, had the same basic view  
seemed life was getting better, together we had soul  
heading in same direction, we were on a roll  
then suddenly she turned a bit funny and I knew  
something was up. I said “Honey, we’re here to discover who  
we really are, let’s talk it through, for surely life  
in all its wonder can’t be bad”. She said “I’m your wife  
but trouble is I love another more than you …”  
and I thought “shit, how can this be when seeking what is true?”  
But anyway, she left last week and flew to Timbucktoo  
with this other guy who’s some kind of new-age guru  
and I’ve got a feeling she’s being taken for a ride  
though knowing one can run from truth but really cannot hide  
the best I can do is feel the grief, then let it go  
and yunno, carry on with life, develop a new show …”  
His voice trailed off and we stood in silence awhile  
with our half-filled trolleys blocking the supermarket aisle  
when a gentle voice said “… excuse me, I can’t get by …”  
we swiftly moved to one side, looked each other in the eye  
and both agreed she was indeed beautiful, and that life goes on …  
he smiled, wiped a tear and said “yeah … time to move on”.
Written by Josh
Published | Edited 14th Jul 2019
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