Ulterior Matrimony

An ex
contacted me
out the blue.

She said she
had just gotten married,
sent pictures
proving as much.

She looked happy,
so that was good.
Even so,
I knew why she
had looked me up.

She asked
how I was doing.
I said I’d gotten married
a year before,
and just hadn’t
felt the need
to make sure
everyone knew.

That sweet silence
has lasted five years now.

-GD Butler

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