23 days since

I last
saw your face &
through the blank dusty space
of your apartment door
you screamed at me

you loved me no more,
you were calling the cops &
I was fucking crazy,

when I said
I’d made a mistake &
I loved you still.

You had a new lover there already,
(patiently prepared or newly made)
hiding behind your back.
21 days after
3 years of
knowing only us.

When I finally sobered
the next evening
I wondered
who was really
fucking crazy
you or I?

Stephen J. Golds was born in the U.K, but has lived in Japan for most of his adult life. He enjoys spending time with his daughters, reading books, traveling, boxing and listening to old Soul LPs. Glamour Girl Gone, his debut novel, will be released by Close to The Bone Press on January 29th, 2021. Follow him on Twitter @SteveGone58.

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