Daily Prompts

Statutory Warning



Somedays you’ll walk in on me-

Hunched over pen and paper.

I’ll look up crossly,

And you’ll shut the door hastily because

You caught me

Tainting virgin sheets.


On other days you knock

At the doors of my heart though

I remember handing you

The keys.

But I forgot I changed the locks.


Then I cry in remorse

And you watch mutely as

Tears of ink come rolling down,

Leaving a trail of unsaid

Apologies-now written

On my face.


You decide to leave and

Take everything with you

But the words:

The words you leave with me,

And I accept that because

That’s what I wanted all along.



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