At first she thought it cute
that he would call a dozen times:
His dating style was quite attentive,
gentlemanly, and refined.
It got a bit annoying when
he’d question her at length;
but she wasn’t getting younger
so she agreed to set the date.
At work it was disrupting
that he called so many times
thankfully, both her employers
were of the understanding kind.
After their first child was born
she thought he would behave;
Instead he acted helpless
and abused her like a slave.
In the darkest moments of her life,
he’d seem to disappear;
She buried parents, by herself,
A time he should be there.
His jealous was crushing.
His conversation was inane.
He took the air out of the room
with his selfish, childish games.
So, while at a cocktail party,
a handsome stranger asked her name.
She wanted to dance slow with him,
The moth approached the flames.