The Last Wife
The first wife: he loved her, it seems
she bore his children
and encouraged his dreams.
Loving and loyal, though they had no wealth.
And before she knew
what had hit her life
He left her for a trophy wife
A younger, firmer version of herself.
The trophy wife was cute but mean
She spurned his children
and crushed his dreams
Crafty and cunning, she squandered all his wealth.
And before he knew
what had hit his life
He cried when he lost his trophy wife
Gone...with a wealthier version of himself.
The last wife, then, was kind and sweet
cherished the grandchildren
and rekindled his dreams
Gracious and giving, she nurtured his failing health.
And before they knew
what had hit their lives
the dying man and the last of the wives
realized their love had become their wealth.