Blocked

She says that she will block
my number
if I don’t leave her
alone.
She says that I’ve already
hurt her too much,
and that she doesn’t want
to see the poems that I write
about her;
it’s not fun
like it used to be.
But I’m selfish.
And I keep texting her.
And I pull her back in and
talk to her about the silly
little things that we used to
talk about before
I hurt her.
Like how I think college is stupid,
and gym selfies look desperate,
and Buffalo Wild Wings is
too expensive.
She puts up with it for
a little while.
Until I start saying that
I’m still sorry for all of
those things that I did,
and that I hope one day
I can fix it
all.
Then she says that she’s going to block
my number.
She says that she can’t handle this.
So I say that I’ll stop.
I say that I’m done.
I’ll leave her alone.
I don’t want to hurt her anymore.
But she never texts back.

Published by lou rasmus

Lou Rasmus is an independent author from Chicago, IL. His works are largely focused on exploring the meaning of life – or lack thereof – while the themes of love, relationships, and self-loathing are also central to many of his stories. His upcoming novel, Primrose Isle, will be his third self-published title. Grapefruit Juice, a collection of bitter poems and short stories, and DEAD RED FISH, his semi-autobiographical debut novel about a young man coming to age on a road trip with his childhood friends, are also available on Amazon.

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