She sat at her desk. Her chair turned to the side as she gazed mindlessly out the window. The music playing in the background seemed to seep into her soul. Grace, her secretary, had been kind enough to leave her alone today by diverting calls and handling the emergencies with ease. Another sigh escaped her lips as she watched the rain fall from the heavens. It felt has though her brain had ceased to exist, forget about working since yesterday. She felt so a drift. The music broke through the veil of depression that coated her. Reba's unmistakable voice assaulted her across the room, "...this whole house needs a love revival, a love revival, up in here...."
A soft scornful laugh escaped her lips. "It a little late for that," she mumbled to herself. She leaned back in the chair and rested her head. Her gaze focused on a small little crack in the paint on the ceiling. Silently she cursed herself for being so stupid. If she had paid the slightest attention.... If she had just opened her eyes and looked.... It wouldn't have taken any extra effort on her part to see the signs. Now it all seemed so plain. She had been so blind. Her eyes closed as she began to think of all of the small subtle signs that had she been paying any type of attention to she would have seen and maybe been able to change the demise of her marriage.
After seeing this weeks words for Three Word Wednesday [3WW=>demise, effort, revival], the first thing that came to mind was Reba McEntire's song Love Revival. The second thing that came to mind was an old poem (see below) that spoke to the demise of a relationship. Given those two separate, yet strangely related thoughts, it took little effort to bring this contribution to life.
An empty pillow lay beside my head
the covers flat and still
my heart longing
for the time when they were filled
So content was I with someone by my side
Subtle changes lay overlooked and ignored
the brushing of my hair from my face
the peck on my forehead as I lay fast asleep
the reaching for my hand under the restaurant table
the glance and smile from across a crowded room
the giving of a flower from out of the blue
the outstretching hand as my door opened
Gestures which stopped
as he faded away
The signs were clear as day
I just did not wish to see
his love leaving me