We slept night after night untouched, I am

Haunted by the somnolent descent of your

Steps easing down the stairs. On the nightstand

A note that smells of carnations, of funeral ablutions,

Of farewells folded carefully, I can imagine your

Scalpel-edged tongue licking the resinous lips of

A dimensionless lover, sealing our fate with a polite

Frown, no tears forthcoming from ducts welded shut.


You have never spoken a word without dissecting

Like a drain you wait until were drowning in dirty

Water to say anything, pulling the filth from your

Throat slowly as if it would ease my trepidation

I let you leave, immobilized by the guilt of our

Unmet needs. I wanted so much to love you

Valiantly but the fortress of your soul was too

Difficult to climb, excuse me but I don’t think

We’ve met so why are you wearing my heart?


One thought on “Envelope

Speak your Mystery

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s