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.