IT HAPPENED JUST LIKE THIS. a pantoum of betrayal


Day 11.. napowrimo.

Prompt from Jill Badonsky about something that happened to someone I know, and write about it as if it happened to me.

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It happened just like this

30 years of a good-enough life together brought to closure

A note of declaration of a love affair too precious to end

All that settles in the empty spaces of you is your suffocating scent

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30 years of a good-enough life together brought to closure

No conversation, no apology, no clue of this kind of failure

All that settles in the empty space of you is your suffocating scent

Adult children stunned into silence’s rise to rage

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No conversation, no apology, no clue of this kind of failure

Getting by for decades on the emptiness of generalities, and daily tasks

Adult children stunned into silence’s rise to rage

Betrayal and hurt seeking answers to unspoken questions

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Getting by for decades on the emptiness of generalities, and daily tasks

Talk and intimacy to be taken care of later, later, maybe tomorrow

Betrayal and hurt seeking answers to unspoken questions

Your gone is well gone and lost to any translation

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Talk and intimacy to be taken care of later, later, maybe tomorrow

Today brought not even a goodbye in your completion

Your gone is well gone and lost to any translation

Amazing how the sense of relief comes with the ‘glad-you’re-finally-gone.’

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Today brought not even a goodbye in your completion

It’s a wonder that the signs weren’t more obvious except between the sheets

Amazing how the sense of relief comes with the ‘glad-you’re-finally-gone.’

What you don’t know till you do

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It’s a wonder that signs weren’t more obvious except between the sheets

A note of declaration of a love affair to precious to end

What you don’t know till you do

It happened just like this

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