I loved her

Dark hair, Pinned in pink bows. Bright smiles, Sparkling eyes. Trembling lips. Hidden wrists. Beautiful covers. Words of his: I loved her. Perfect make up. Untouched memory. Castles and heroes. Secret journals. Fairy tale endings. Denial and scars. Bright yesterdays. Fearful dreams. Love stories.        

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A Man I Knew

Your eyes change quickly. Light to dark. Love to fear. Trust to terror. Dad. Protective. Strong. Brave. Hero. A man I knew. Monster. Cruel. Violent. Coward. A man I knew. I loved my dad. But I knew the monster more.  

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let me stay

Sing to me. Sweet lullabies. The ones from long ago. Before the raging storms. Before the silent nights. When all was still. When you carried me in loving arms. Safe. Safe from the future harms. Let me stay. In a place of you and soft songs.  

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Again

Believe in you. Believed in you. Past tense. Love you. Love you. Present tense. Hurting me didn’t stop my love. Leaving me didn’t break it. You have my love, not me. You won’t ever have me. Again.

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After love

You stole my voice with your hands… Hands forcing me into one of your little gilded cages. My heart screamed against the bars, until there wasn’t a sound left. Smile. You told me to smile, tears streaming unnoticed on your sleeve. She hides within these walls. Walls high enough to disappear beyond rose painted clouds.…

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