40 years later

Her name was Rena, I can't remember her last.
20 years after, She came back with a blast.
I thought she was a friend, and would never do me harm,
I was wrong. I was terribly wrong.
She came to my house, And asked me to go with her.
To visit her boyfriend, She didn't want to go alone.
I told her I didn't want to, She insisted I go.
We'll have some drinks, Is it a go?
I don't want to drink, But if you insist.
I'll go for the hell of it, But can't stay long.
We got to the apartment, She ran into his arms.
They kissed and got mushy, It felt awkward, and alone.
Suddenly, a knock at the door, Rena became nervous.
What's the problem I asked, She replied, It's my boyfriend.
Alarmed, I asked,  Then,Who is this guy?
She explained, "His cousin"
Baffled and confused, She asked me to be silent.
He walks in, And into his arms, she ran.
Let's have some drinks she say's.
I politely decline. She said, What's one drink?
And made me one. Uncomfortable,and shocked,
I took two sips. That's all it took, too work her tricks.
I woke sometime later, Naked in a bed.
One of them on top of me, It won't hurt, he said.
With what energy, I seemed to muster up,
I pushed him off, and got myself dressed.
I stumbled into the living room, And told her to take me home.
Not one word was spoken, I was speechless, devastated, broken.
How could she do this? Why did I go? 
Was this all my fault? I didn't know.
Tucked away like a tragedy, It stayed there for 20 years.
Then one day, in conversation, It came flooding back.
How could I have forgotten something so profound?
How could the memory of that night, be shut down.
Sometimes, I wish it would've, could've should've,
Stayed there forever.

Comments

  • Ms. HaikuMs. Haiku Washington DCPosts: 6,948
    Good poem. 
    There is no such thing as leftover pizza. There is now pizza and later pizza. - anonymous
    The risk I took was calculated, but man, am I bad at math - The Mincing Mockingbird
  • TalonTeddTalonTedd TorontoPosts: 793
    Wow...got me moving in a dark place now.
    How could she...
    I remember when, yeah. I swore I knew everything, oh yeah.
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