“Honeymoon over for many same-sex couples as divorces double” (Paul Smith)



honeymoon over—
our new neighbors
unpack their baggage





“Honeymoon over for many same-sex couples as divorces doubles” (The Telegraph)


Poem by Paul Smith (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet. This poem originally appeared on Paul’s Twitter site where he regularly publishes poetry.




  1. Chen-ou Liu

    There is a lot to unpack in this tiny poem. The poem, especially the concluding line, is layered with different meanings.

    Paul, nicely done!


  2. Alan Summers

    Ah, we all carry so much baggage, I envy them trying to unpack their own.

    all my best,

    The With Words International Online Haiku Competition 2010: weblink to competition page

  3. Dick Whyte

    A lovely sense of word play here Paul. Unfolding….

  4. Paul smith

    Thanks all. It still makes me smile as I read it here again. Appreciate the comments.

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