Curve Ball Came Back and Hit Me

From Catch Up With Summer, published in summer 2015.

Curve Ball Came Back and Hit Me

One day I got tired of it all
Shouted out the truth
slammed down the phone
Freed.
Our next conversation
which would never have occurred
in any world where logic has a place
ignored the previous one
so thoroughly that I wondered
if I had hallucinated it.
You have to admire such a stubborn refusal to hear
what you don’t want to hear
though not when it’s
Mine.

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artist trading card, 2014.

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11 thoughts on “Curve Ball Came Back and Hit Me

  1. Unfortunately this describes a scenario that is also familiar to me. Some people are impervious to absorbing what they hear and growing as a result. Since we can’t change them, we have to changed our response and relationship to them.

  2. Yes. Passive aggressive, I think. Or an extreme form of self defense if you are the person doing it. Because maybe the seemingly coherent narrator can’t be directly confronted. Now I’m really making up a soap opera episode…

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