This is absurd! I heard her groan,
cowering under a barrage of foul words
and fists – his anger – for what, I don’t know.
He probably just woke up
on the wrong side of the bed
Or he had a few too many last night.
She always told me not to worry
when he started his regular shouting.
That she would always protect me,
I was her little angel and she would
let anything happen to me.
I knew she wasn’t weak, never weak!
I knew she meant every word she said
and she would never allow him to hurt me.
What I didn’t know was
just how mad
I doubt she did either –
until it was far too late.