poetry

LL VI

Painted,
is my wall,
with your fingerprints;
a canvas of your presence in my bed.

Battered,
is my heart,
with your beatings;
a punching bag torn and sewn with thread.

Riddled,
is my mind,
with your promises;
a distortion of an eternity together.

Opened,
are my wounds,
with your bare hands;
a hole left to rott forever.

Degraded,
is the feeling,
you instilled in me;
a confidence now enveloped in shame.

Faded,
is my colour,
with your darkness;
a failure with no-one else to blame.

Shallow,
is my breath,
with your grasp;
a strength I am unable to free.

Gone,
is my worship,
of your soul;
a future of love without me.

LL V

My sheets still have your scent scattered all over,
So I stripped them clear in attempt to wash you away.

My neck still tingles from where you planted the softest of kisses,
So I scrubbed away your lips until my skin bled.

My body is marked from your bites and nibbles,
So I concealed them from the judging eyes of others.

My desk is the haven for each thrust and moan,
So I sheathed it with tissues soaked from crying with ache.

My fingers were left open for yours to fit perfectly,
So I clenched my fist until it went numb.

My eyes captured your loving gaze in a picturesque moment,
So I closed them in hope that the black shadows would blind me.

My kindness was served on a gold platter and abused,
So I was forced to be selfish and never trust a soul again.

My memories are tainted with your intimate words,
So I blocked them out by repeating your falsities.

My heart beat loud with your name engraved into its tissue,
So I cut deep into my flesh hoping I’d stop it from beating.

My breath was steady when you flashed that gorgeous smile,
It is now erratic and accompanied by chest pain.

My stomach once held an enclosure of beautiful butterflies,
Then the bile rose and killed off each and every flutter.

You promised me the world but left me in pieces,
So I picked up each fragment and rebuilt what you broke.

LL III

He lies beside me,
Heavy eyes,
Limbs tangled,
Hands entwined.

His voice murmurs,
Deep and delicious,
In between bouts of sleep haze,
I love you.

I whisper in return
Ever so softly,
the three words,
That keep us from breaking.

I love you.
I do not blink.
It is not to he whom I speak,
It is to the love tainting my mind.

He lies beside me,
Limbs tangled,
Hands entwined.
I am wishing it was you.