by Jennifer Lagier

She mutters and fumes,
catalogs offenses,
stokes her resentment.
Doesn’t want to witness
as he tosses loved ones
under the bus.
Reverts to childhood.
Escapes to wonderland,
a lost boy existence.
Avoids choices,
defers all decisions.
Blows off work.
Unplugs the phone.
Locks the door.
Lies via email.
Pulls covers
over his head.
Thinks she is fooled
by drug-induced coma
where he hides
from adulthood.

Jennifer Lagier has published eight books of poetry and in a variety of literary magazines. She was nominated for a Pushcart in 2011, taught with California Poets in the Schools and is now a retired college librarian/instructor, member of the Italian American Writers Association, Pacific Northwest Writers Association, Rockford Writers Guild, co-edits the Homestead Review and The Monterey Poetry Review, maintains websites for Ping Pong: A Literary Journal of the Henry Miller Library and She also helps coordinate the Monterey Bay Poetry Consortium’s Second Sunday Reading Series. Visit her website at: