A dime is worth ten pennies.
She left me ten times last month, five times for him.
I’d put ten thousand dollars down on a lakeside home; five times wasn’t enough for her to show up drunk.
She burned it to the ground in ten months & five days.
Fives judges granted me ten restraining orders since Valentines’ Day.
In five days, she mailed back all 10.
Ten times I’d tried to burn the memory of her; five times, I failed. And five of the ten, I’d pictured her with him.
Ten times I asked her, and five times she said yes.
(© 2020 AC)