X Marks the Spot

https://thehauntedwordsmith.wordpress.com/2019/03/22/story-starter-challenge-20/ Today’s sentence: “X marks the spot.”

‘X’ marks the spot…

‘Ex’ marked the spot

Point where life had

To change…

Required new map.

Divorce is harsh, wretched…

Not heart’s first preference

But my choice nonetheless…

Somebody has to say when

Enough’s enough.

Stripped soul to raw branches

Dry, chill-brittle, bare as winter.

Both end, and beginning

Led to next door, Life’s corridor

Handed me key ring

Better fit than wedding

Band; another map to study.

Wasn’t last door, there would be

More… I consult map periodically

Locate next marked “X”…

Survey interior surroundings

Mind, spirit…offer prayers…

Take slow breath, reach

For keys a-jingling

Get ready

To go forward.

©Ennle Madresan, 2019 ~ All rights reserved.

Image: Pixabay.com

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