Yellow Wife By Sadeqa Johnson

May’s book of the month will be Yellow Wife. 

We will start Saturday May 1st and I will post discussions the Saturdays following, if anyone would like to join. 

10 chapters a week. 

It will also be found on FB groups : never silence the mad reader

I can’t wait to read with you 💋

He Bulldozed His Way Through Life

He bulldozed his way through life 

Never a care about anyone else 

Leaving broken hearts 

Littered across the pavement 

As he rode his way into the sunset 


You would think that he would look back 

At least one last goodbye 

The tattered sheets he gave his love to

a sliver of warmth to the fragments he left behind 


I couldn’t see his face 

But I imagined … or at least I hoped 

that he had a solitary tear 


That he held his head high 

But he was broken inside 


I couldn’t hear him any longer 

But I imagined … or at least I hoped 

that his lip quivered a little 

Maybe his own heart let out a whimper


Because you cannot runaway from all the broken hearts 

Without breaking a little of your own in return 


The impetuous way he lived his life 

Hooking lines into the hearts of those around him 

Those that admired him 

Those that Loved him 

Those that needed him 


He reeled them in 

Dinner to last him the rest of the year 


He bulldozed his way through life 

Seared and devoured 

Licked his fingers to justify the life he took 

A compliment on how delicious love can taste 


And then he got back on that road

Satisfied and full

And headed out toward the sunset