SOAP OPERA LIFE

They say
life is not like a soap opera —
those fables on TV
of fantasy, great wealth,
excessive cheating,
murder, and greed,
with lives that seem too ridiculously
dramatic
to ever be real.

And yet –
someone had to tell me
that he was caught
with another woman
by
his pregnant girlfriend
who doesn’t know
he’s married to me
and not
divorced

Who says life isn’t like a soap opera?

Poem Copyright © 2007 Nan C.