Your back is a looming wall of silence
a conundrum that I cannot solve
but of course I respect your decision
for there is always a first time for everything

It is when you begin to hid your cell
that a coil of acid settles in my belly
I make sure to kiss you goodbye everyday
trying not to cry when you turn away

You’ve been working longer hours for a while
neglecting our children, our relationship
so I’m not really sure if I’m heartbroken or resigned
when you begin to shower her stench off after work

-Dominica Bolden

Daily Post: Distant