Onerous - K.G. Munro
Stamping the letter
A seal of rejection to my loved ones
Words contained in this envelope
My reasons for this departure
Selfish I know but is it selfless to stay?
When you don't love your husband
I've asked people, I've consulted God,
I've talked to my sister, I've meditated on it,
But the answer from my heart is unchanged
I can't continue trying to create a mirage
It's like trying to walk the Great Wall of China
Or fly when I'm tied up in chains
Insurmountable obstacle, that's what we are,
As I write your name across the front
Black letters, the poison that will break your heart
I'm sorry but I can't stay with someone that I don't love.
K.G. Munro is an author and poet. Here are a few of her writing credits: Oddball Magazine, Poetry Potion, Scarlet Dragonfly Journal, Splendeur Magazine, Green Ink Magazine, Feversofthemind.