Ball o' String © Hannah Chapman
You string me along
with lies that unravel, but
I tied up the truth.
A senryu posted as part of Haiku Heights #52: String. Please also visit Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon for more haiku.
I'm having a very tough time emotionally because I just found out that my good friend/ex-boyfriend Keith is probably going back to jail. I told him a few years ago that he was going to end up dead from drugs or in prison. He has mental health issues and addiction issues, and he can't seem to stop lying. I hate watching him self-destruct before my eyes, and I hate that he constantly lies to me, but I have done everything that I can do, including distance myself. When we were dating, our relationship was a perfect example of the evils of attachment. Sometimes I wonder if the relationship that I have with him is just a cruel twist of fate or if this is what karma is.