To Cheating Ex Boyfriends
(inspired by Lucille Clifton)
I wish them endless nights of sadness and confusion,
I wish them the swirling internal pain of being cheated on,
I wish them bad headaches and loss of appetite,
I wish them a false hope of getting over it,
I wish them a weep-a-thon on a Monday and the last tissue.
Let them believe that they were right so that when they
have daughters, they will know that they were wrong.
Shaquana Adams is a graduate of Francis Marion University. Adams has been writing poetry since she was 12. She enjoys reading, crocheting, and yoga in her spare time.