Friday morn’ she asked me

to show her some love

not for physical satisfaction

but compassion.

Her world is upside down

for she forces issues

she later regrets.

With fashion she’ll recreate

her inner self

fishing for compliments

be acknowledged like an artist

for his creations

she creates herself

at whatever cost.

She even pawns her jewelry

races back and forth

killing herself with food

her body cannot digest

punishing her emaciated body

besides accusing all others

spouse of 47 years included

in a deep-seated anger

about her fate – save for

three men in her life.

I have to go to work

he says pouring her a glass

of lactose-free milk

while he holds her hand.




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