selfish lovers
with your
stabbing knives and steely grins.
haunting.

I challenge you.

Be
gone.
With your
“tomorrows” that never come,
promises that
never were.

You-
with your
words-
Platitudes-
Thieves of my heart.

Unworthy of the love,
I freely gave,
of me,
I freely gave,
freely-
blindly-
gave.

“More! More!”
you cry.
poured out,
an offering.
My sea, to your-
droplets.

Transition.

I.
defy.
you.

Basking,
with a true
lover.