Ah, Go On.

If only
he’d been honest
and told the truth
about his work wife…
everything
would have turned out fine, you
would have understood,
cheered him on, and,
continued full-steam ahead
to the harbour
in Nuptials Bay,
where the priest waited
with me friends and family
to witness the pageantry
of public oaths I came to loathe
sooner rather than later, almost married
to a cheater, who loves
but doesn’t respect me enough
to confess
a year in advance
his romancing and shagging
some saucey little dish
that enhanced his happiness,
and,
from what I know,
didn’t adversely affect how he felt
about me, after all,
I.F.T (I fucked Ted),
as a conversation-starter, and again,
as a warning,
so I assumed even then
it’d sunk into his head
that only men
are cheaters,
unentitled
to sympathy and absolution,
the sole privilege of women.

I’m no fool,
nothing shocks me anymore, but a man
on the cusp of marriage
refusing to share his affair
with his bride
out of fear
he will lose her, is betrayel
of the worst kind,
cannot be countenanced.

If only he’d told me,
everything
would’ve turned out fine,
he’d have gained

a trusting, understanding wife,
and a lover on the side.

***

Janey B. Good cancelled her wedding (this is a link)

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Comments
4 Responses to “Ah, Go On.”
  1. janeybgood says:

    I really love this. Thank you. Really. Thank you.

  2. janeybgood says:

    Reblogged this on CUPID OR CATS and commented:
    He writes my experience better than I could

  3. Eric Alagan says:

    A missed opportunity?

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