Event Horizon Grin

My wife was
leaving me,
so I stole her purse
from her car.

Hey.
I was 24,
and it made sense
at the time.
You’ve had your moments,
too.

Going through it,
I found out
she’d just cashed her check
at a currency exchange,
so…
judge me all you want,
that was pretty sweet.

Even better
were the love letters
from the guy
she was leaving me for.

“I LOVE YOU.
I WILL MERRY YOU SOON.”

All caps.
Just like that.

It was the first time
I had laughed
in a week.

I might very well
die alone,
but those two idiots
had found
and deserved
each other.

The darkness
surrounded me
as I stuffed the remains
of her purse
into a dumpster
behind a bar.

-GD Butler

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