All I know is
there was once a pair of 20somethings
Who thought it would all be okay.
One day there was a commitment to an undying
Tying of life and knot and future and future and future
Just like that
A happily ever after landed feather and dust onto the banister that balanced
These bouncing beloveds
Betrothal was a blast until
Like a thief in broad daylight
A serpent came in (here, that’s a metaphor for either “fate” or the “devil”… can’t remember which)
Anyway this thing slid in and poisoned the man this time (in the most Eden of ways)
He got so sick that the woman, being as healthy as a horse, showed symptoms as if she’d also gotten infected
Soon the two were so bound, gagged, and flogged with delirium
They did not recognize each other
Could not remember how they’d gotten together in the first place.
Slowly the man healed
Though Forever changed, he’d almost made a full recovery. (When men recover from snakes in a relationship… it’s almost like it never happened!)
Sadly, even though the the woman’s symptoms were psychosomatic, she became completely incapacitated
A catatonic invalid only good
For body heat
A reminder that, should the man find another
He should make sure to be cautious around gardens and swamps
No matter how tempting.