Madison Estes

The Second Knife 

He slept with her
in what was our bed,
with its faded blue sheets and worn edges,
and when I saw her—
the face of my best friend,
her eyes as wide as they were guilty—
I felt the second knife in my back,
and honestly,
it doesn’t slide in any easier than the first.

Madison Estes lives in Houston, Texas where she studies psychology, makes up voices for her pets and posts a ridiculous amount of memes on Twitter @madisonestes.