John's Wife

by Emily Sparkles

Unreasonable anger, Each hour prescribed
The house haunted 
with good intentions, 
leading where all good intentions lead.

Insight and intellect evident in 
every observation, but 
analytical minds turned inward plunge 
off at outrageous angles, 
destroy themselves in 
unheard of 

Hysteria, postpartum; diagnosis 
unimportant. Treatment is all that matters.

She saw 
what they told her 
she was.