(Spoken by a woman about another woman’s marriage.)
We’ve had several deep talks
about her leaving him.
No. She just pushes all the things
she hates about him aside,
out of sight,
and tells herself everything’s fine.
Written at 11:31 at night, in my bedroom, in Agoura Hills CA, while listening to Brittany brush her teeth with an electric toothbrush. Also, today we got a free red rug.