Love: Then & Now.
It was empty, my heart. You came along and held it. You laughed and said I was too young for broken hopes and gave me yours to hold on to. I carried your hopes and made them my own. I dreamed in foreign languages and lived in places I’ve never been to. A nomad of my own heart.
You locked me in the solitude of your love & said this was everyone. I looked around to see torn pictures engulfed in shadows of the past. I am tired, I complain to you, let me out or let them in. You stare in disappointment. The door is unlocked but my chains are shackled.
When it’s over it ends, you tell me, pack and get dressed. But I love you, I plea, it doesn’t have to end. You refuse to look at me. It ended before it could begin. You blame me and I blame you. Give me closure, I tell you. I have none to offer, you frown.
Years later you tell me you fell in love & I should be happy. I am happy, I tell you, happy to burn your new home. You laugh, I don’t. Come to my wedding, you say. I laugh till I can hardly breathe, I never thought you were the marrying type. I’m not, you assure, she is.