I look into your eyes unsure of what I see
for we share no love, no tenderness
Only lust. Only desire. Only time stolen
from the other that you love.
I know that you love her forever more
I have seen the tenderness with which you have held her
I have seen the desire, the mad lust
but not once have I seen the truth.
We are dirty and wrong, maiming those we love
but we cannot let go.
Your call to me should go to voice mail
but I answer with a breathless drawl.
I need you to release control, to flee
allow me the peace to be.
Such a sorry state we find ourselves in
no correction, no chance to survive.
You took my heart and scorched it.
You broke my soul in two.
I can live without you
but that does not mean I have let go.