Monday, January 19, 2009

PROMPT, Prompt, prompt

There may be a lot of these today. This is San Diego Momma's PROMPTuesday exercise #15. I can't thank her enough for these!

I’m a liar.

I have carefully laid plans. I know which closet I’ll hide in if she comes home. I keep my watch and jewelry in my shoe so no one will ever find an earring between your sofa cushions. I slip into the building steps behind other tenants. Don’t want the doorman to notice me. I have to be far enough behind, though. Riding up with a neighbor could be disastrous. I take incoming calls only, never calling you. The e-mail address I have is the one you use to register on porn sites, not the one that you give to your daughter’s school.

I’m deceiving myself. Which is odd because I’m sure your wife would call you the liar. With me, though, you’re perfectly honest. I’ve been told this is as far as it goes. (Maybe a small part of me likes that.) So why do I keep waiting for the next step? There is no next step. This is a moment in time. I don’t think this is what the self-help books mean by “live in the moment.” One moment we’ve been living for over 2 years now.

I stand still on a cold corner waiting for the phone to ring and telling myself lies.

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