She taped the envelope to the door
and then slowly walked away,
the years of regret and pain
had finally come to this moment.
The note was short and to the point,
the only way she knew
how to express her deepest feelings.
Her fear that he would one day explode.
as she touched the bruise on her cheek
still sore even after so many days,
yet, her heart bore a deeper bruise
the bruise of a betrayal of her love.
The years she gave to him
the children she bore,
the house she kept
now she took that note
sealed in the envelope
taping it to the one place he was sure to see it
and as she slowly walked away
out of the front door and down the path
she mused on what he might do
as she entered the taxi taking her away
back to her own true love