Olfa Drid

Marital masquerade

same house
no home

same kitchen
different food

same roof
separate beds

same constraints
diverging views

same hurdles
different angles

same kids
opposing instructions

same sofa
back to back

harmonious in public
enemies in private

praise in the face
bullets in the back

silent outwardly
cursing inwardly

close bodies
distant hearts

same family name
secret pseudonyms

same real life
discrete virtual lives

common destiny
polar opposites

united
each on his own

together
alone

masked
unmasked.

wedded
unwedded.

Olfa Drid © 2014