Never Really Over
Carrying an immense load on my heart|
takes its toll minute by minute.
Seeing your tears when I close my eyes
haunts that part of me that still feels.
The words have died down, all’s been said.
Neither party would come off their demands,
demands that tore the seams ‘til a chasm
appeared that words could not navigate.
The standard “he said” “she said” would pale
by comparison to the stagnant stalemate
that our selfish, damning dialog ran us into.
You never looked back and I accepted it,
no pleading, heart bleeding I turned away.
As you walked away did you also hoist
an “eat at you” load to carry and endure or
is that my singular penance and distinction?
Submitted for the Broken Love “you never looked back” challenge
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