may day retrospective, part iii. the good wife

A good daughter was one who didn’t.
A good wife was one who did.
A good girlfriend must never seem like a wife, except in the way that always belonged to them.
The men.
The fathers.
The priests.
The boyfriends.
The brothers.
The husbands.
Although we might have been the ones to initiate sex in our relationships, it was they who laid claim to it. The magazines. The talk shows. The soap operas. The films.
We starred in their fantasies.
In a never-ending, best-supporting, role.

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