Only Routine

I love you

I hear the words

Almost every day

But I wonder

If you really

Even mean them

Lately I have

Felt so unloved

The paltry amount

Of real love

You show me

Makes me wonder

If you care

You don’t touch me

You don’t compliment me

You don’t even talk

You hide away

During the week

At work and

On your computer

I guess girls

On the screen

Are prettier and

In better shape

You talk to them

You laugh with them

You fulfill some fantasy

While I sit

Alone and unloved


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – paltry