What We Have to Get By On
Men have wives, mistresses and lovers, sometimes all three, sometimes all three at once, and occasionally all three in one person, which usually leads to a psychotic meltdown.
Women have secrets disguised as men, sex symbols and cash cows to take the edge off their grave disappointment. Women have dream men, and then they have children.
There are exceptions and occasionally a case of untainted love, but by-and-large this is the way of things.
It’s a quagmire that the angels of the soul claw their way out of and shake themselves off like dogs before spreading their tiny wings and flying into a lightning-scarred sky.