No Muses Before Me

I awoke and found the evidence that your faith in me was gone
And I finally had to accept that I’d been fooling myself all along
I sat alone in the dark and inhaled the fragrance of dead hopes, firebombed dreams
Cut to shards by your betrayal, another set of scars to wear like a tattoo
No today and no more tomorrows
No more, I prayed as I slipped to my knees in the silence
Everybody warned me, your heart was impossible to hold
You were too shattered and broken, left too long in the cold
I didn’t listen, all I could see was you… You?
Or just the shadowed mirror that you allowed me to see?
Letting me hope and dream, only to rip me apart time and again
Disdaining my love and loyalty, like it had never existed

I run the edge of the note that I found over my left wrist. Fascinated by the tiny beads of red…
Alone in the dark, when love dies; the murderer is never there to see his handiwork.

~ KbT
7 November 2013