The grass is always greener on the other side. Is that what this is? I'm gazing into someone else's yard wishing I were in it.

What the hell is wrong with me?

The grass under my feet is green and beautiful and smells like grass and feels like grass. It just seems like all the butterflies flew away, the birds stopped singing, the always-sunny has gone partly-cloudy.

Maybe I'm not looking hard enough, the butterflies are there. Maybe I just became used to that birdsong. Maybe I should look for shapes in the clouds.

I want to know what's over there, though. Sometimes it feels like I almost know. I can close my eyes and so vividly imagine what it would be like to be over there, instead.

Could it be better?

How?

Is it wrong to even entertain the idea?

This yard needs tending to. I could never tend to another whilst doing so.

I still wonder what's over there, though.

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  • anonymous lover
8 months ago

She's over there

  • anonymous lover
8 months ago

Love either fades or deepens but that new love high does not last.

  • anonymous lover
8 months ago

Has resentment grown between you and your current yard?

That will make the birds stop singing and the butterflies fly away.

  • anonymous lover
8 months ago

Let’s say you decide to step into the other yard.

It will be a new and exhilarating experience at first but eventually the birds will stop singing and butterflies will find a new home.

Are you gonna keep deserting your garden for a new one or tend to the one you already have and make sure it continues to flourish?

  • anonymous lover
8 months ago

Love is fleeting

but you may find a better fit with the object of your admiration

If you're married and all is well and no abuse, I'm afraid your just trapped because that is all marriage has ever been

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