My Perfect Poison
We cried and screamed together
But not a word was spoken.
Dancing in one ear and out the other,
Our conversation disappears from your mind.
But instead of floating away like nothing,
These words surround me,
Slicing and suffocating
Until all I know is the sound of my own despair.
This memory of what we were
And could still be
Is haunting in its sadness
And its beauty.
First above the rest, but somehow always last.
And yet the heart in me
Clings to its own demise,
Those poisoned lips baiting me for another kiss.
And I accept,
Hurt and beaten by your love
And left too crippled to ever let you go.