Her boyfriend is
such a callous jerk

I never trusted him.
She however

is enamoured
even when the boy

bashes her.
They have that

rare chemistry
which transcends

physical altercations.
He has lured her

into small-time
drug addiction

and major alcohol.
I should be delighted

to learn they’ve
severed ties.

Because once I prized
her for myself

but I don’t yearn now
after second-hand girls.

Author: Robert James Berry

Poet & Novelist