The Bad Influence
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The Bad Influence


a poem

Today I asked you if

You liked our house more

Without me in it

And you replied:


But mostly it’s better

When you are there

(c) marla bishop 2021

Marla Bishop is a relationship coach, writer, and editor for TBI. Currently in hospital, she dreams of home, wellness, and teens who do what they’re told. Buy her a cuppa here.



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Marla Bishop

Londoner, philosophy graduate, journalist, relationship coach, wife & mother. MA in Novel Writing; working on 1st novel. Follow me: