Being as hungry as he was, he sat with the menu pondering his options.
It was always tempting to just say, “I’ll have one of everything.”
Silly as that thought was…
Though maybe today was the day to do it.
Really, he had the funds for a once-in-a-lifetime splurge, and this was the right place.
Ordering it all, he made friends sharing all the tapas.
An army to the east and another to the west
That made his position in the middle very problematic
The command had told him to flee and save as many of his troops as he could
And that was tempting, but this was the small town his wife had grown up in
Couldn’t leave her family and friends to become at most a footnote in history
Knowing it was futile, he gave the order to charge. Maybe it would give them enough time to escape.
Eveline felt the ground beneath her feet crumble
Removing what firm standing she had in this reality
Other worlds flashed before her falling eyes
Diminishing into dots as she sped by, but she thought she still heard her friends somehow
Everyone was concerned when Eveline went catatonic again. It was so tragic.
Mutual attraction brought the two of them together
And once they touched, they were inseparable
Giving those around them uneasy feelings
Not because of their intense connection
Explicitly because they were so opposite of each other
Their friends thought any day now the relationship would explode
It didn’t dawn on them that the couples’ differences were what united them
Causing their two halves to truly be one whole
Nothing like hitting it on the head with
All the subtly of smashing things with a hammer
It made all of his friends nervous
Like when he was around they kept biting their…
The beer flowed freely from the keg
And that would be awesome if his friends were here
Perhaps after COVID goes away…
Don’t know how to tell you this.
If you don’t know how then just blurt it out like you usually do
See, we have been so close for so long
That’s an understatement. We’ve been married for twenty-two years
And in all that time I feel we’ve been growing apart
Not this again. What did you do this time?
That’s something I only would tell my friends
She kept pushing his buttons
Now he was seeing red, but he was too proud to show it
And then her friends joined in, piling it on higher
Perhaps they regretted their decision when he made them walk home
Young at heart, her dad tried to look cool
Only he had no chance, and she knew it
Unaware of his odds, he struck a pose in front of her friends
They burst out laughing at his ineptness
He looked crestfallen, until she clapped, then hugged him
Technology always fascinated Eric
It was his jam his friends would say
Not that he would disagree
Kind of fun putting things together
Even making them do something different
Really it was a game to see what he could hack next