by fortytwo6x7

What she never seen

what no abuser ever sees

was the commotion

in the 15 minutes before they arrive

the frantic effort

to make the house perfect



However those efforts

that effort will always be pointless

it is impossible

to present perfection

to a person that craves


in order to create chaos



I still scurry

before guests arrive

but it is driven by

personal pride, not fear

and you may enter

to find things out of place

because I am welcoming you

to my home

and my life

not a facade


That is what

contentment looks like