Not A Game For Flyweights by Jennifer Lagier

“No man is totally useless; he can always be used as a bad example.” – Ken Wolman

She sees his lips moving, knows he is lying.
Feels him throwing her under the bus as he
tries a little sexual bait and switch
to distract her from anger.

For years, she’s accepted his laziness,
inability to keep it in his pants,
follow through on a single promise,
not a man she can count on.

Alcoholic, addicted,
he snores from the sofa.
She considers every option.
Chambers a round in her revolver.

Jennifer Lagier has published nine poetry books and in multiple literary magazines. She taught with California Poets in the Schools and is now a retired college librarian/instructor, member of the Italian American Writers Association, co-edits the Homestead Review, helps coordinate monthly Monterey Bay Poetry Consortium Second Sunday readings. Website: http://jlagier.net

Jennifer Lagier has published nine poetry books and in multiple literary magazines. She taught with California Poets in the Schools and is now a retired college librarian/instructor, member of the Italian American Writers Association, co-edits the Homestead Review, helps coordinate monthly Monterey Bay Poetry Consortium Second Sunday readings. Website: http://jlagier.net

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