Madison County

With one
hand
pressed
against
the door

I try
to work
out who
I love
more

And in
that split
second
I decide
to stay

I throw
my one
chance at
happiness
away

The Settlement

I only want
what’s best
for you,
he said,
even if it’s
not what’s
best for me

I just
want this
to end,
she said,
I simply
want to
be free