things not to do when trying to repair a relationship (#1 of infinite possibilities)

don’t call & ask me
to find a phone number for you
in a notebook

that documents, precisely
with dates & examples

why i am a bitch

pages i flip through,
each sentence justification
for the murder of hope

About Susan L Daniels

I am a firm believer that politics are personal, that faith is expressed through action, and that life is something that must be loved and lived authentically--or why bother with any of it?
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26 Responses to things not to do when trying to repair a relationship (#1 of infinite possibilities)

  1. davidtrudel says:

    Raw, visceral, yet disarming in its openness.

    • Thanks, David. Hah–this literally just happened–the ex who is trying so very hard not to be an ex asked me to look up a number for him in this notebook. Eeks. Would be funny if it was not so very… creepy.

  2. strong and angry….do you keep numbers in a notebook or do you save them in binders? Lol!

    • LOL–this was too, too funny, and a bit creepy. I was thinking about Mitt & his binders for just a second as I wrote this. In my defense, it was only a half-page numbered list, not pages wasted to prove my evil-ness… I had to twist truth for the sheer fun of it.

  3. Slapping my knee! Excellent ! What volume!

  4. jmgoyder says:

    This is wonderful!

  5. nelle says:

    I’m inserting myself into the stream of your words, and I’m coming up a tad queasy. Not a feeling I’d enjoy.

  6. Bruce Ruston says:

    One will try and remember this for the future

  7. Short but sweet, Susan. Like a sharpened quill through the heart.

  8. unfetteredbs says:

    love the tags/categories susan.. boy you make me chuckle sometimes

  9. Green Speck says:

    I loved the ruthlessness in these lines !!!

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