Boiled to Death

Week after week I stayed thinking you’d grow up, you’d change and you’d stop hurting me. Yet, over time how you treated me only got worse. Still I didn’t leave, thinking if only you could see how much I loved you, then you’d change and we’d be OK. It didn’t work. A.O.

I’ve heard that people stay in bad situations
because a relationship like that gets turned up by degrees.
It is said that a frog will not jump out of a pot of boiling water.
Place him in a pot and turn it up a little at a time,
and he will stay until he is boiled to death.
Us frogs understand this.
 Deb Caletti