His enraged voice ringing in my ear, my body black, blue, and red.
Colors of pain and passion.

I awaken with a startle in a hospital bed hoping I’m dreaming, and the soreness I feel is from the uncomfortable bed.

The nurses come in and ask what happened, I tell them I fell down some stairs and hit my head, but the truth is…

After I confessed my sin and told my husband where I’d been it seemed as if the blows would never end.

For where I lied last night was in the arms of another man.