So hot outside, I wandered off
Made my way to the coffee shop
Parked my car right out front
Right there in the parking lot.

Once inside with drink in hand
I looked down at my cell phone
Started to check my messages
When I received a call from home.

My girlfriend said she was sorry
We had had another fight
Said she hoped I’d change my mind
And, would be coming home tonight.

I didn’t want to talk to her
But couldn’t ignore her call
She and I had been fighting a lot
She was ready to end it all.

I told her that I’d be back
Though she was going to break my heart
I knew she couldn’t help herself
She was ready for us to part.

I built my world around her
But, she felt cornered and imprisoned
I couldn’t make her understand
I tried to explain my reasons.

This wasn’t going to work for us
I was feeling so much pain
She wasn’t going to give us a chance
She didn’t want to try again.

I had to face the bitter truth
We weren’t going to be together
She had met someone else
Things weren’t getting any better.


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Author: Patty Richardson

Writer: Film scripts, poetry, short stories.

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