bad news

“It is relatively common for someone your age in your circumstances”
I didn’t believe him.
And what are ‘my circumstances’ anyway?
The way he pulled at his tie as he said it
The way he looked at the blank pages on his desk
The way he trailed off.
He didn’t believe it either.
“The bad news is that it’s more likely to happen again, since it’s already happened twice”
Only yesterday I was talking about wanting a big family
About how I’d keep going until my body gave up

I never thought it would give up before I started

bad news

Jo O'Brien

Melbourne, Australia

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a work of faction, or fiction…. I forget which
trying, failing, hoping, falling, realisation, numbness, waiting

Follows Relief
her circumstances

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