Stanley and Iris' Fork in the Road: Is it the End or the Beginning?
A story that started out in the most surprising of places
Down the lanes of our favorite local bowling alley
Didn't know what one outing could turn into
Each day felt more and more like the real deal
Sure, nothing is perfect: she's an 80s child and he's a baby boomer
Seemed inconsequential to Iris as time went on
Love comes in all forms, and age shouldn't be a deciding factor
On a story that could be great no matter what
Fast forward the calendar and nothing has changed for her
She still loves him: grey hairs, wrinkles and the whole kit and caboodle
Our favorite couple has been together for ages
Two plus years; fighting some of the nastiest ups and downs
Unemployment, illness, anxiety, corporate routine, etc.
Iris worked hard to be the supportive girlfriend/partner
Despite her naivete and lack of experience, she thought
That she was doing a great job as a partner
A strong shoulder to cry on and someone to laugh with
Stanley has been the same for her in many ways
A strong shoulder to lean on when times were tough
Made her feel attractive when she thought she was
Undeserving of love and affection; that something was broken inside
Allowed for her eccentricities to shine through no matter what
Suddenly, their love story has come to a crossroads
Will they continue on as a couple of creative individuals?
Will they move away from each other due to circumstances beyond their control?
Hard to say at this given juncture.
Regardless of the outcome, she wishes him no ill will
And will always appreciate their time together; even if it comes to an end.