I sat in a workshop, where a high school counselor discussed “toxic relationships” with teenagers and their parents. The first thing the counselor asked was, “What makes a relationship toxic?” Every single response—from teens and adults—referred to physical or psychological abuse in romantic relationships. I found that surprising, since I’ve always thought that all kinds of relationships, all kinds of loves can grow toxic under the right (wrong?) conditions.
The topic has been in my head for some time… So, for today’s optional prompt, I invite you to write poetry or prose inspired by the concept of “toxic love”.
photo by Dmitry Ratushny, on Unsplash
If toxic love isn’t for you, you’re welcome to link any piece you like. Said piece can be new or old, fiction or nonfiction, short or longish (prose pieces should be 369 words or fewer). Please, add the direct link to your post; one link per participant. After you share your contribution, remember to visit other poets and storytellers.
next week, our Rommy will invite us to write about a time when we realized we were wrong about something, and what we did after the realization hit us.