I’m not sure quite when I began
To fall out of love with you.
Was it when you shattered my heart
Thrice, only to beg for me to
Let you place the pieces back into alignment?
Was it feeling your warmth depart
When my words rung true
After expressing to you my utter commitment?
Was it when your embrace
Ceased to carry passion, comfort, unity?
Was it the disgrace
You felt when you witnessed my insecurity?
Or was it when you whispered
Three words that were merely lies
When you extinguished the last ember
Burning for you in my eyes?
As she kisses him goodbye
On the cheek
A shudder drives through me.
I sense the hurt as his eye
follows her to her apartment door.
I feel his heart shatter
into a multitude of pieces
of spending a lifetime with her.
And I smell her sorrow, her shame
In the prideful air she takes around him.
Donning a disguise
So he doesn’t see her pain.
I wonder if we will ever be the same…
A year has passed since she walked away
Break-ups get easier, or so they say.
But how to extinguish a fire
That has engulfed your soul for three decades?
The mind adapts, but memories won’t fade.