Sometimes you just drift apart
with distance, indifference,
disdain          or cats on your couch.

          If a man snuffles and snorts
          between snuggles,
          it’s over before it’s begun.

Perhaps you’re misaligned in temper,
tolerance, trait — he likes country, you like jazz,
or he alleges a character flaw.

          A lover once shouted
          You’re entirely too rational!
          as he charged out the door.

Betrayal          money             violence           death,
no matter the cause,
the relationship ends.