Unanswered Prayers 4

I was hurt and angry
for a while afterwards,
taking something
that had nothing
to do with me
so personally.

In the end,
she was hurt by me
marrying her rival,
but it also made
a good excuse
to go back to her drugs.
Anything that wound up
with her back in St. Louis.
Anything at all.

She knew I wouldn’t stand
for that part of her life
following her to Chicago
like some parasite
that turned her
into a parasite.

-GD Butler

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