The Afternoon Hustle
His plush lips moved from behind my ear and down my neck. His scent, sawdust and oil from his shop lingered in his beard. I closed my eyes, leaned back on his chest and breathed him in. His rough hands sliding around my waist while he stole a quick squeeze of my breast. I threw my head back and let out a laugh.
"What's for dinner?" he asked as gulped down water like it was the last bottle on Earth. Two kids ran through the kitchen with the dog on their heels & one more yelled a manic plea for more toilet paper from the hall bathroom.
"Skip-its" I replied with a smirk.
I gave that a moment to sink in, that the family may need to fend for themselves one day before I announced it was taco night & was met with a loud cheer from all 5 of the kids.
Matt settled himself in his recliner and took off his shirt. His body had changed over the years, as had mine. He was thicker now, still tan, tattooed up his strong forearms and chest, but not overweight. His luscious curls that I once loved running my fingers through had been replaced by a BIC smooth scalp & his once smooth face was now wearing a full, thick beard. I had him as a boy & I was lucky enough to have him as a man.
His Bible by the bed was a reminder of who he feared and where we would be together after this life.
I let my mind slip into thankfulness while I cooked. I am a kept woman. We had worked hard to get here. Night shifts, babysitters, bartending, you name it. But now life was settling. He is a 9-5 electrician with federal benefits, & I am a stay-at home mom. It's hard to explain to new couples, but the sex really does get better with age. The guessing game is over. Now we just get to enjoy perfecting. I was already lost in looking forward to the evening; imagining his warm mouth between my thighs and his calloused hands gripping, caressing up my body.
When the blaring fire alarm started sounding, the dog running through with a loud bark and smoke coming out of the oven. I had forgotten the pizza box from the night before.
We were forever.
Everyone sees, we had it all together.
We would slide in and out
But never did I doubt
How safe and how true
You were to me, as I to you.
But then she came in
Wounded and hurt.
I asked her to watch our kids
While you & I both worked.
I thought we were an example
To show her what a Godly marriage was.
I didn't once believe that you would swing
And change the course of our world.
Your lies gave off a foul sense of trust
and the pitch in your voice told me you had fallen for lust.
You asshole, you bastard. How could you.
I hope your balls fall off and your dick with it too.
An Irrefutable Stance If..
Are people born evil? This question can only be answered in one way if one is a believer of Jesus Christ. If one does not believe in Jesus Christ, then the question can quickly become, 'does evil even exist?'
God explains that man was never meant to know evil. This is apparent in Genesis chapter 3 verse 22 - And the Lord God said, 'The man has now become like one of us, knowing good and evil. He must not be allowed to reach out his hand and take also from the tree of life and eat, and live forever.'
He continues in chapter 8 verse 21 - The Lord smelled the pleasing aroma and said in his heart: "Never again will I curse the ground because of humans, even though every inclination of the human heart is evil from childhood..."
These verses tell the reader: Man was never meant to know the difference of good and evil. But, of our own free-will we chose to be aware. The repercussions of this became a burden for our children who are now born with evil in their hearts.
Is evil learned? No.
Can evil be battled with good? Good is the only way to battle evil. The only way to prevail is to continuously choose good. Just as there is only one way to receive salvation; through the belief that Jesus Christ has already atoned for our evil sins.