True Crime

I want to know why she does this,

the killer and her inability to problem solve,

like how else can she pay off her credit card debt?

What else can she do when he leaves her,

when he wants to take away the children?

Kill them of course, kill him. Most women

go for the gun because you can keep

your victim at arm’s length, but some

just want them gone. I can recall one woman

who did the deed with the brutal spike

of her blue suede stiletto, her name was

Ana Trujillo and I had to web search

woman kills man with shoe

in order to tell you all this.

unpublished poem, © Phoebe Stuckes 2019, used by permission of the author

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