Self Indulgence

Don’t talk to me today,
of the weather’s petulant games,
or of the arch enemy vanquished at the watercooler,
not even of the offsprings’ latest fete – I love them, but not today.
Don’t talk.
For,
I have been deep in the trenches,
and have come up – to you,
to breathe the wind on my face
in your gentle company.

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