As soon as I heard the tone of your voice
I knew I would change the story.
Right there, sitting on the step,
with the phone still warm against my ear,
I said out loud “It will not end this way.”
I never looked back.
I just cut a hole through the wall,
and changed the language of doors.
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Alternate Ending, ©2013 Jen Payne
IMAGE: The Open Door, Leon Spilliaert, 1945