I gave you trust
and you tucked it into your pocket,
a gesture I saw as gratitude
until I realized it was wedged between
toads and stones.
I was frivolous with devotion
and though I secretly hope(d) for its return,
I no longer reserve a place for it
in the off chance…
and though I gave you my word,
that is one thing I intend to keep,
not for you,
but for myself.