I write, “Don’t chase after him anymore. He’s shown he can’t handle the relationship you want.”
I forget the revelation and forgive. “Don’t be a victim,” I scold myself.
I fall asleep.
Facing the morning mirror, I say aloud, “He’ll be different today.
“He’ll apologize, and we can try again.”
T.R. Jordan wrote this story after staring in the mirror again.