Build Me Up Buttercup

After Rehab. After Nick. After gossip, accusations, and betrayals, all you could do was rebuild.

You thought you would be rebuilding yourself, become stronger, but you discovered everything else came first: family, friends, career. You’d lost everything. You pretended it started with the overdose, then rehab, but it started when Nick seduced you from Eddie.

A return to Lester Street is reckless, but you go anyway, knowing Nick’s on tour. The spare key’s under a planter of dead petunias. Your music folder’s on top of the piano, red ink deletes your name. You’d expected nothing less. Nick steals everything.

 

end 6/13/2016

(c) S. Darlington

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