When all the Affairs are Done (an archetype)
© 2010 Michael St. Mark
Beer garden, Rye.
For lost loves – who couldn’t have cared less about love
She’s used up her “35 miles of men” – and more
Ahh, those sexciting swinging 60s, 70s, 80s but
Nowadays, she notes, toyboys glance just the once.
This then, the inevitable residual psychological stasis,
a tangled prison of sexual-emotional karma,
Binding her mind strong as if cast in iron with
a suffocating sense of emptiness, an
inexorable long and lonesome end..