Words fly back and forth
Some are good, but some are not
They quarrel verbally
As they drive somewhere.
He tells her things she didn't know already
She listens intently
She wants to cry but she stays strong.
The drive is short
She drops him at the place he has to be.
As she drives home, she has tears in her eyes
What will she do about the situation now?
She gets home.
She cries, then realizes that crying won't help her.
She resolves to fix the situation
Partly with stubborness, partly with non-compliance.
“Let him get home,” she thinks to herself.
“I'll make him wish he never did say those things to me.”
Strong woman? No.
Stubborn woman? Definitely, yes.
©Rani Laha, 2012