Reeking of alcohol from the night before

Memories flooding back

The screaming and words of hurt

Mascara stained eyes.


How did she get here?

The dream of happily ever after

A distant life once lived

Head in her hands, sobbing.


Her son the only reminder of love

Getting him ready for school

Does he feel her fear?

Fear of her loosing herself.


Under appreciated


How can she breath in this current?

Threading water.


Topping up her glass

Just to take the edge off

So that for a moment

Reality leaves.