When you do take a break from your marital mate,
It should not be an escape, but rather a chance to contemplate.
Have I been a good spouse, or am I doing it right?
Was the last squabble a result of my oversight?
If your break returns you better than what you used to be,
Then your spouse will make you do it regularly!
But if it was a chance to run away from your every trouble and woe
Then the happiness won't be when you come, but when you go!