Being interrupted. The sound
of a tire blowing out
when you’re already late for work.
Burning your husband’s birthday cake,
the one his mother baked so well. Unwanted
Neighbors who play loud music
at all the wrong times. Men who let the door
slam shut in a young woman’s face.
Unwanted attention from ex lovers
and meddlesome family members.
with the blank stare of indifference
in eyes that you loved, that you imagined
had loved you.
Hearing no when all you want