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.


Posted by:Lauren Kim

🦋 I write my own stories, breathing in life & love by my heart's endless daydreams.

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