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"I want to tell you" she whispered

his heart cooled in the

sudden ice of their bed

"dont get mad" she urged

she'd been only fourteen with

a married man then

her mother taking charge and

from a long way off something about

a clinic

but what got him, sucked the love from him

was the tears

that claim of continuing loss

she'd even given him a name

no guilt

he could have killed her



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jennifer Malden

Sun 9th Aug 2020 15:19

Very well written, and very sad! Liked 'his heart cooled in the ice of their bed'. The old problem vividly presented!


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