I’ve Joined Her Ghosts

She spent six months
getting me caught up
on every man she’d ever loved,
and all the things she’d
done with them
that were better than
anything I’d ever do with her.

And then accusing me
of being jealous
when I’d had enough,
like normal guys
wouldn’t be bothered
by her recitations.

I needed more confidence
to be with someone like her,
and she didn’t need
to change
a thing.

Later on
I realized she was just
tending her ghost garden,
and that every aspect of her life
was never going to be
as good as it used to be.

I smile when I think
of her torturing
the latest victim
with me
and our relationship
when she was never really there.

-GD Butler

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