10. It was one thing if I did it, but a different thing if he had not framed me up.
9. Not keeping my legs together would be something, but politely insisting otherwise did make all the difference: Ruin me.
8. His denying the affair before coworkers was one;my firing for workplace whoredom without
fair hearing was another matter.
7. Hopes that litigation might fetch me vindication would evaporate beneath the heat of the
judge’s order for medical evidence.
6. That doctors not compromise is one; that the DNA test result would be falsified is a separate
5. Left with just my verbal testimony that would be adjudged inadmissible, with a smirk on his face, he’d walk. Discharged. Acquitted.
4. How it grew financially tough raising a fatherless child is unmentionable; whether hunger and
pneumonia’d claim his life was… *sobs*
3. On highway. Absent-minded. If the weight of multiple odd jobs wasn’t crushing enough,
perhaps an eighteen wheeler’s would be.
2. Even he’d attend. And touch my coffin—a touch on the chin that’d jolt me back to now. His
1. I decline the advances politely, damning consequences: worst-case, a firing.
Sack over scandal. A sending away versus sinning.
Both bad, but different things altogether.
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Written By: Bunmi Oke
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