When I Caught Him Cheating, He Broke A Mirror Over My Head

The cops said, “It looks like a scratch,” and I spent today finding ways to remove blood from our carpets, walls, and linens.  You destroyed the home I made for us, my body, my heart, and my soul.  I spent years proving to you that I was faithful and coddling your insecurities, only to find out you were the cheater.  I will never not see that image of you inside of her when I close my eyes.  And your reaction?  You choked me, smashed me into walls, busted a mirror over my head, and knocked my teeth loose.  I’m awake now!  I am NOT complacent in your hell any longer.

image: Neil Moralee