Domestic Dispute (Written September 7, 2014)

Domestic Dispute

 

It did no good to fight

But she fought. She was right,

She thought, and he was wrong.

 

He had lied to her,

And he’d lied all along.

What sort of fool

 

Did he think she was?

He said she was the jewel

Of his eye, but she no longer

 

Believed what he said.

She was alone, stronger

Than ever before. Fighting

 

Maybe did no good, jabbing

Back and forth, slighting

Each other, but a clean,

 

Sharp word, raised in anger,

When you say what you mean,

And there’s nothing to be said

 

In reply, was one way she knew

To knock some sense into his head.

He destroyed most of her clothes

 

And stole her jewelry. Once,

He deliberately stepped on her toes

And threatened her with blows,

 

Breaking the last link in her trust.

And then to add to her woes

He locked the front door,

 

And though she knew he was

Bluffing, he had scared her more

Than she’d ever been scared.

 

She told him to get out

And he did, and never dared

Come again within her sight.

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