dear claudette

what started out as love

for me was only an escape

and now he says

see did not work out for you did it?

i know that for your unhappy miseries

sharing a name and a bed

and bearing his child

does not seem like much to him

and the shame

is the same

as in the attitude

of expecting anything nice

from anyone

so i thank you for the open door

to say hello

i m sorry

for my own lackings

and not being

a kind

friend to you at the time