It’s Quadrille Monday over at the dVerse Poets Pub. This week, our writing prompt is the word “abide.”

“Love will abide” —

until it gets tired

of waiting for

never until it

nearly starves from subsisting

on scraps of attention so

grudgingly thrown until

it finally realizes

that its been had and

rips that heart off your sleeve

and grows itself some balls.


Author: The Abject Muse

Susan Marie Shuman is an author and freelance writer/editor who currently resides in the wilds of Birmingham, AL. She shares her life with four spoiled cats, several friends (not all of them imaginary) one husband and one step-son. When she's not working, Susan enjoys horseback riding, reading, taking her cats for a spin in their pet stroller, and taking naps. An ex-bartender, recovering crash test dummy and all-around late bloomer, Susan graduated from the University of South Alabama in 2004 with a BA in English. She minored in Russian. Long-range goals include visiting Israel, the Czech Republic and Liechtenstein. Susan is also planning to launch a micronation which would be called either Suzannistan or Eastern Suzanorovia.

9 thoughts

  1. Love this. I guess a relationship is never balanced. One is always more accommodating than the other… that being said 🙂 as long as there is feeling … we flow 💝

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