Rebecca Bergeron and Emily Butts, “But She Doesn’t Know Yet”

October’s Final Days, First Runner-Up, Poetry

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I bought my wife a new necklace, but she doesn’t know yet.

I changed the tires on my wife’s car, but she doesn’t know yet.

I did the grocery shopping, but she doesn’t know yet.

I washed and put away the dishes, but she doesn’t know yet.

I changed the baby’s diaper, but she doesn’t know yet.

I took her dog to the vet to have it put down, but she doesn’t know yet.

I changed the locks on the house, but she doesn’t know yet.

I tampered with her birth control, but she doesn’t know yet.

I killed the man who claimed to be her lover, but she doesn’t know yet.

I cleaned the bloody knife, but she doesn’t know yet.

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My wife means the world to me, she is the light of my life, but she doesn’t know yet.

We’ve been living together for three years, but she doesn’t know yet…

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