Daily Prompt: Realize

via Daily Prompt: Realize

For far too long, I knew

I just chose to ignore the obvious

Late Nights

Unanswered phone calls

Disappearing Acts

Unfamiliar feminine voices muffled on the other end of the phone.


For far too long I wondered what was wrong with me?

Was it

My weight?

Did I pay too little attention to you


Too much to the baby?


For far too long I lay awake at night,

Tossing, Turning, Tormenting


For surely

In all my Wretchedness

I had Somehow driven you

Towards another.

Was she



More Thoughtful?

More Beautiful?

She had to be…

Why else would this have happened?


Then I realized

It was never

About Me.



2 thoughts on “Daily Prompt: Realize

  1. Yes, you are headed in the right direction. It’s so much easier to blame oneself for everyone else’s behaviour. But the truth is they choose to do what they do because they want to. Your emotions come through really well. Good job.

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