Love within was strong, unwavering, and wild.
I can’t forsee a time when this ache will seem so mild.
Time, at first, appeared so distant from pain,
As memories, now, patina my heart with a somber stain.
The rooms here feel a dingy brown,
A murky atmosphere of intrigue for the town.
I feign a half-hearted smile.
The tears have backed off for the while,
As I plan my escape route,
As I wish my heart a deaf mute,
Never knowing of that which balls me up inside,
Never choosing fight or flight, run or hide.
I wish you’ll never know
How love could hurt you so.
But this pain is all I feel,
And the agony is profoundly with me every day,
Even when I hear the uninhabitable words you say.
Our life, the script you write,
Our love, the roaring blight,
Where the words are true,
As true as the facade is blue,
And as real as the sun that shines.
For us, the tie that binds,
A dream here ends, forever more.
Beauty abandoned upon a laminate floor.