When he smiled at someone else she left.
He lost his ring on their first anniversary.
He saw his error, and faded into it.
He couldn’t stand her happiness. She must die.
When “Mom’s dead” sounded better than “Mom’s left.”
She stopped at the octagonal sign. He didn’t.
Her mother wasn’t around before the lottery win.
He found solace in her crooked, malformed smile.
He hired convicts to put others in jail.
His website crashed with his likability and charm.
He laid his heart at her indifferent feet
Who are you when the lights are off?
He took her number, knowing he’d never call.
She returned from the engagement without a ring.
Together they destroyed the foundation of their partnership.
She leapt headlong for the ledge and missed.
The woman coddled her grown son into infancy.
He fanned the flames until they consumed him.
He jumped across the chasm and into fatherhood.
The moon rose in triumph over the sun.