after years being together
she had captured the essence
of my different layering façades.
She had seen
my tantrums in the office
shrieking like angry hawk
and back at home
quiet as a lonely poet.
she maintains some distance
at the office as much as she can allow
within the boundary of business and professionalism
and she stays easy
as we get on with household chores
of this and that.
and I sense her acute observation
beyond that of little sister's friend
as she grabs both roles of being ummi and wife
I can also see
the slow disappearance of sadness
in her mood and eyes.