Questions Still Linger

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I have questions I want to ask

There are so many things

That seem uncertain

I know you cared once

But do you still now

Do you find me pretty

Or am I aged past my prime

I know the world is scary now

But that should pull us closer

Not force us further apart

And a sickening feeling returns to me

When I realize you are too drunk to answer

It puts me back where I once was

With the millions of heartbreaks I had

So please take a moment

Clear your head

And tell me

Do you still want me


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

A Too Familiar Stench

Alcohol is a filthy word

When you speak it,

You slur the word so bad…

You crawl to the bed

And ask me to understand,

You needed an escape…

You pass out instead of sleep

And the stress we share,

For me, has just been doubled…

I cannot speak,

I am the one numb now

Uncertain what tomorrow will bring…