Loving you was so hard
walking on concrete for days
with the sun beating down
burning away all my shadows
but my love for you pours out of me
like water through a sieve
pours out like salt from the skin
leaving me blessedly empty
letting all my shadows fly back in
making me whole again
Once your heart rested
In the hollows of my bones
But now my bones are dry
And crumble into dust
It used to be fun.
laughing in the warm glow of the setting sun.
your arms around my shoulders and
the blackness of your lashes heavy on my lips.
but now only the disdain of your cooled ardour remains;
scratching, mindlessly, at the hollows beneath my cheeks.
even the shadow of your fingertips repulses me.
even the turgid brush of your gaze.
now I wish you would disappear, like the setting sun.
but you rise again every morning, like that blighted star,
and only hate lays heavy on my lips now