Each day she leaves her house robotically,

Drives slowly to work despondently,

Files her office papers sadly,

And returns home warily.


Each day she cleans the house immaculately,

Peels and roasts the potatoes perfectly,

Washes the dishes thoroughly,

Treats him respectfully.


Each day she spends her allowance frugally,

Maintains her appearance cautiously,

Watches her tongue continuously,

As he treats her horrendously.


Each day a piece of her soul dies tragically,

Her heart cries out desperately,

Until she stabs him avidly,

And leaves the house nonchalantly.


Kerry Kelly


Bio:  Kerry is an English Literature graduate. She lives in Ireland and has work published by Peeking CatEntropy Squared and Tiger Shark.