breakup by cop
Didn’t tell me that we were through,
Didn’t tell me I was going down
Even after breakup by cop
I spent too long in the dregs
Your drastic measures
Could never drown my love
The pain of the torture I give
Myself is the only solace and relief
I may be here and breathing but don’t live
Until the day I heard your last call
You told me you were probably going
To sleep with him. I’ve heard it before.
Different guys all the time and suddenly
You ask me what I think about this one.
I give you the best advice I can think of
And try to be fair to you
Despite our breakup by cop
And then I forgot about you and the guy
And the sex you were thinking about
Gone the second I hung up the phone
Not even a thought to try to forget.
And the next day
When a stray
I smiled. Now I’m alive.
author's note -
wrote this about a year after
a particularly bad breakup.
she didn't tell me what was up,
just called the cops on me when
i came to visit and claimed i was
and yet i forgave her and kept her
as a friend. because i was dumb.
finally let her go and wrote this.