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

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honeymoon over—
our new neighbors
unpack their baggage

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Headlines:

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

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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.

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^ 4 Comments...

  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!

    Chen-ou

  2. Alan Summers

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

    all my best,

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