The end and a new beginning

A pivotal year
Her magical husband announced
He no longer loved her
Broken the fidelity bond
Fallen in ‘love’ with another
A trickster no less
A loan never repaid

25 years of marital life
Unaware of her ways
Her Style
Her selfishness
Her dominant personality

A reign of revenge
Mental abuse
And destruction

Time to steal the tangible and the intangible
Time to relish the human destruction
Time to gloat at his masterpiece
A wreck with no identity
Time for the manipulative puppet master to pull the strings

The end of the collaboration
The end of the long friendship
The end of the trust
The end of the bond
The end of respect
The magic cord cut forever

Drugs drink sex
Financial freedom
The end

A human carcass
The remains of the day
The gradual realisation
The clouded mind became clear
Tears of shame
When the drink and drugs ended

A new life for him
Chinese prostitutes supplied by Coco
An amore in Beijing
And Chiang Mai
Land of a thousand smiles
A Thai bride now a widow
Aggressive Leukaemia
Death within a year

A new life for her
A new abode
A new ‘voice’
A new ‘look’
A new beginning
New interests
New friends
New opportunities
New roads to travel

From the ashes of destruction
The Phoenix flew once again
Letting go
Going from strength to strength
Soaring from past to present
With a mission

Magic no more
The end of the illusion
The magic went out of the magic

Written at home in Brighton on 10 August 2019. Updated 16 September 2019.