#30LAYERS30DAYS: The Madness Made Me Do it

The Madness Made Me Do it

I sat in my car.

Pressed play.

Turned the volume up.

I took a deep breath.

Closed my eyes.

As I listened to a story told by the dramatic yet romantic male voice, it soothed my soul.

I checked for the time.

I had 5 minutes to go.

His deep voice that whispered sweet nothings, gave me comfort.

3 minutes.

He said the nicest things about his love.

Reminded me when I was loved.

2.

I realized I had to go. But I was not sure where to run to.

Another look at the time, I only had 1 minute to make up my mind.

With 50 seconds left. I turned off my comfort.

I took another deep breath.

As I got out of my car, my heart skipped.

I just can’t take it when he’s angry.

He screams.

He punches things.

He says things like, “the madness made me do it.”

“YOU MADE ME DO IT!”

Oh dear God, give me 5 more minutes.

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