Written for: Poetic Asides 2019 PAD November Chapbook Challenge – Day 30
“For today’s prompt, write a the end poem. It’s the end of the first draft phase of the challenge, so there’s that. But you can also reach the end of a book, journey, or conversation.”
There is nothing left to be said
You want to end our relationship, so she said.
Did you think sending an emissary might look cowardly?
After five years there was a great deal to be said.
One week has passed; now you show up in person
You want to explain those words she said.
Your true nature has been exposed
Like a ventriloquist words easily said
Too late for this lady (not in waiting)
I feel a sense of relief, it can be said.