Silk soft petals stained red.
A part of me lost in the place I once bled…
You needed me to need you.
But this wasn’t what love was made to do.
You say I hurt you, the first shots fired with your unsteady hands.
& you watched without moving as the bullets started to land.
I believed every word you ever said…
Until that night, in your eyes I saw you wanted me dead.
How many chances I gave you, I’ll never count them now.
I’ll learn how to let you go & forget, even when I don’t know how.
I only wanted you to see me, love me as I am without wanting to change or imprison me.
No matter what I did, it was never enough, & I couldn’t ever make you see.
A rose grown only to die in a vase,
A past slowly & carefully erased.
Red letters of revenge once spelled your name…
No amount of darkness can extinguish love’s eternal flame.
By walking the path you made for me, I know your fear.
But the anger & thirst for injustice now disappears.
We live for only moments, precious & few.
Love is all that I wish for you.