Tuesday, 8 October 2019

Heart’s Desire
She said, I was her heart’s desire
sometimes
I think
she meant it.
I think
sometimes
I felt it too.
But now I feel
empty
of desire
I feel
only strangeness
holding her heart in my hand.
I feel it pulsating with life.
I feel the blood flowing like tears,
while she lies still,
so still,
empty.
Emptied of desire,
like me.
Only wonder.
Only I wonder
what will happen next.
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