The What If’s

There are times when the pain of being alive is more than I can cope with; searing pain, scalding tears. Being trapped with this unbearable man is all I can take.The pain is so intense; it fills my head, chokes me in the throat.

I sob again, can’t catch my breath.

I live the life of someone scorned, mocked, emotionally neglected, controlled by a fear that the demon will unleash its foul temper. I am barely living. Even the dogs fear its wrath.He is far worse this year than last. I have had virtually no human touch or affection for years.

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Janice Konstantinidis

Janice Konstantinidis

I am a lover of fine cheese, my two dogs, my garden, knitting, and my beautiful daughter, whose intelligence, courage and determination make me so very proud.