Good Riddance

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Good Riddance

Most of me wanted her to go.
Take the pieces of my soul she’d crushed.
What remained were emotions I
was not prepared for, nor wanted.
The door shut loudly this time,
confirming the ink had dried and this was final.
The view from the weathered window,
brought tears, but not the sad kind.
He waited there for her, younger and
what she wanted. My hands began to ball as
the fancy car roared away.
Minutes later the feeling returned,
and a wry smile danced across my face.
The beer is colder tonight, and the pizza has
anchovies. Not because I like them, but

because she never let me. And

when my appetite returns, I may just eat one.

C. L. Swinney (c) 2015

2 thoughts on “Good Riddance

    C. L. Swinney said:
    July 30, 2015 at 11:17 am

    Geez, thank you so much 😉

    Patty said:
    July 30, 2015 at 11:16 am

    Chris, thanks for sharing. I like this. The ending brought a smidgen of a grin at the dark humor as if to say, “I got this. I can do this!”

    Enjoy your writing, dear heart. Keep up the great work!


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