Savings in Time

Permission withdrawn
your credit card declined
at a dinner date from hell.
A tear in your voice
exits your lips like a
bounced check.
The downfall of Ms. Perfect
has an alluring presence,
taking on a life of its own.
Days turn to weeks, then months
climb out of the deep well of
an early autumn sunrise.
Engaged to a man you said had it all
emptied your accounts
and fled like Ted Cruz to Cancun.
Everyone else has had it with you.
Everyone except me
A ringtone startles me with a smile of
who it was on the line.
Your weariness casts an ambient light
as you collapse into
to my arms between sniffles and words
that I hadn’t heard before.
Three words and nothing more.
I love you.

(© 2022 AC)

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