via Daily Prompt: Degree

Drop it down a degree or two
I feel like my hair’s on fire
I want to run, I want to hide
God Damn it, you’re such a liar!

How did it ever come to this?
I thought we were doing fine
How could I have been so deceived?
How could I have been so blind?

All the while, it was just about you
I was never part of your plan
I was a mere filler, keeping pace
I’m just beginning to understand.

You’ve been down this road, many times before
Planning and plotting as you troll
Always looking for the unsuspecting one
Anyone to advance your goal

Money, status and power
You’re determined to make your way
Satisfying your primal urges
You were born to seek, then stray.

The road is always greener
From your view inside the door
It’s always just a matter of time
You will always be wanting more.

Your climb up the corporate ladder
Each rung another broken heart
You stepped so hard, you shattered mine
My life’s been torn apart.

I’m picking up the pieces now
Trying to rearrange them one by one
Hoping some day, to be over you …. to
Forget the damage that’s been done.

Image: Shattered,

Author: Patty Richardson

Writer: Film scripts, poetry, short stories.

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