August 6, 2006 Print version
Life with Heidi, a Reflection on our Anniversary
It is hard to believe that today is a few days past the year marking the beginning of our anniversaries.
Hard to believe that this time last year I was dealing with the idea
and the shock of your presence;
the announcement that we were now linked
beginning my new reality.
For better or for worse, thru sickness and in health
thru the good and the bad
going to bed late and waking up early
with the realization that I'm still stuck with your ass.
And to think
it didn't take seven years for me to feel the proverbial itch
for I know that at every second of my day for quite a few months out of 2005
Lord knows I wanted to wake up no longer having to be with you and still be considered alive.
I know in the beginning I neglected you
cause I figured if I didn't acknowledge you
then you couldn't be my reality
and I could continue to be the muthafucka I was before you came to me
Single, Sexy and Free.
a muthafucka got out of control and begin to stress me the fuck out
making me doubt my pseudo commitment to us and not focus on making us work out.
So at the behest of my doctor
noting that my count of CD's
dropped below that magical number of 250
I began to take his advice
and sought out couple's therapy.
Now marriage is all about a man and his wife
or a wife and her husband
or as in our case, you and me
or at least that's what years of socialization had taught educated black man like me.
But a new element was to be added
or rather five to be exact
aimed at suppressing your presence
allowing us to work together in order to keep our shit in tack.
A new but not so radical approach I would soon learn
for the acquaintances that we've met in this length of time during our sojourn
have had upwards of thirty partners
sometimes in groups of three 10 times a day
maybe two here three hours before these five
but only an hour after you've eaten
granted it didn't contain anything with fat
causing you to wait another forty five
so that the elements of therapy can be effective at keeping you at bay.
Allowing you to slumber
so that I may continue to live, work, curse, cry and play
living my life as it is meant to be lived for each and every one of my days.
So you, me and we
are living out our reality
adjusting our schedules while building our life
just fucking up and shattering all perceptions of marriage and the wonderful world of monogamy.
And you my dear
what most partners would term as infidelity quite readily
allowing my CD's to climb up over 550
as you my partner
slumber ever so peacefully...
but still a part of my new way of being seen
as a couple now
even better than that
cause we now have our five tricks who are a daily part of our melee
Guess what baby,
Happy One Year Anniversary