Dressed and deserted

by Shreya

She walked down the dark road
the ribbon securing her hair
her hand clutched at
the last few traces
of her self confidence
which she dragged down the street.
She wore the ribbon
cause he liked it.
She kept her confidence
in a box in the attic
cause it was clear
he didn’t like it. (what?)
and on it went
until she could not
find herself
The dark road circled back
to their house
she did not know why
she could not
choose the road out.