I tell her I am fine
That everything is good.
That my writing is going well. A thousand words a day, and not one of them sad.
That I am going out in the evenings. To the bar in town. The noisy one with the live music and the dealers and the tarts. I know the bartender by name. We have a laugh.
I tell her I can listen to the radio without blinking back tears. I can watch movies without reliving us.
I tell her I am happy
That I’ve met a girl.
That she is pretty and petite and likes to paint. And to please me.In lots of ways.
That she dances and sings and really cares about the planet. And that kind of stuff.
I tell her I am content
That I sleep soundly at night.
Well… most nights.
I tell her I am glad she has found someone special..
That I am delighted. Honestly. Truly.
I tell her I am glad.
I just lie
© the author writing as Romantic Dominant
Art by Anne Magill