Heart Affairs
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Heart Affairs

I’ve Always Been The Runner-up To Your True Love

You were my ultimate — I was your consolation prize.

Photo by Olya Kobruseva from Pexels

At first, your love saved me.

I was drowning. Dying in a relationship that I was afraid to leave. I was afraid of his anger, his abuse, his retribution. But I did get out, and you were waiting on the other side.

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Holly Bradshaw

Holly Bradshaw

Curious creature, pursuer of passion, unbeliever in limiting or lengthy bios. Email me at hollybradshaw.writer@gmail.com.