to lose a lover, a friend, a life
see it departing?
your eyes belie your shrug-off stance
and feigned dismissal rakes my sundered heart.
pouring my life down mascaraed cheeks
unlikely outburst for all our sakes
relieved i was able
my release in profane divulgence
swearing loud its worth
long lost to me,
and you knew it
bruising righteous anger
protection, prevention, taken -i maintain- too far
our choices make us
our wrong ones too.
back-turned footsteps dragged you bodily
begging back the one thing that matters
come to bed, never leave, i love you
(Jan 31st 2008)