4. Jacob and Rachel

My wife

of 17 years left me today.

Yes, she left me.

Today.

Before sunrise.

Woke up and saw a note

…by my bedside.

It said: “I have finally decided to leave you

for good

forever

Good luck.

Rachel.”

No reason given.

No statement or restatement of a grievance.

Nothing.

Didn’t say why.

But I know.

We were married to history

And we waited on history to deliver

After all, we bore names of people

who gave birth to a whole nation

Jacob

Rachel

How I wish she was named Leah!

©Kap 2017

Enter your email address to subscribe and receive notifications of new posts by email.