the miniscule pore dilated and the gray shoot emerged
his wife, as cheery as ever
suggested another kitchen remodel

his work load was smothering him
he could barely breathe
or think
except in spasms of panic or deep concentration

but a bright exterior was what was needed
in this marriage
to keep Her from depression
That and a new Viking range

Once the pressure became too much
he broke
right there before Her
she quickly and coolly remonstrated him
the finality of an executioner

so he re-assembled
stuffed his crumpled facade back into his tailored suit
slogged back to the oppressive job
and clamped the flow of whatever he was feeling

he reminded himself of all that he’d helped create
three kids in ivy schools
the designer house
how lucky to have a composed and talented wife
it all looked so good
from the Outside

another grey root shot out of it’s hole
he was a perfectly trapped cock
being pecked to death
in his own pen
Conforming, courtesy of Chris Love
See more of Chris Love’s brilliant art at: ChrisLoveArt.com

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