Depth Perception

She said he was shallow
and that their love was as thin
as the nonsense about supermodels and footballers
that he obsessed about in the daily tabloids

That he had failed to see
the possibilities
of last chances
he had not yet taken

He said that he once felt love
as deep as idle thoughts
at the bottom of the ocean
and a lack of motion
in a boat with a hole
in its backside

That she had never failed
at anything
she'd never tried

© Ash Cheyne - Jan 2019

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