Wednesday, December 18, 2013

To Whom it May Concern


Today's muse: Three Word Wednesday

Today's words are: combative, represent, sluggish

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To Whom It May Concern

Dear Lover:

Dear Husband:

Dear Friend:

Dear Stranger:

Every question I ask, every suggestion I make, is met with a combative response from you. When did our marriage become so hostile?

I don’t question it’s my fault. It always is; I know this and I’m the first to admit it. Though I try to fix it, you won’t have anything to do with the solution. Your response is nothing more than a sluggish grunt at best; most often you ignore me.

I no longer laugh with you. I don’t share my day. I don’t ask about yours. Have you even noticed? The rare times I let down my guard and dare to share a morsel of my life, you either ignore me, or worse—so much worse—you feign interest.

So I withdraw. This letter represents my white flag. I surrender. You win. I am too tired to fight this war.

And if anyone asks, I will only give my name, rank and serial number.

Jane Doe. Broken Wife. Zero.

4 comments:

ThomG said...

Wow.

Jae Rose said...

Ahh..back with a vengeance..very good to read your words again.. I think she will find a new name rank and number very soon..all of her own

rallentanda said...

Just sounds like a normal long term marriage to me.

Zafaran Art and Words Zone said...

It says everything that a neglected person would like to convey through the brick wall of lost love and laughter! Hope they hear each other again.
Very poetically, eloquently written!