Ashes

The taste of ashes
on my tongue
my heart
shattered by cruelty
my mind knows not where to go
except that the pain I feel
is now a part of me
it cannot be undone.
Walked into my world
stole my breath
my desire
made the ice around thaw
I melted.
You gave to me so much
is that the problem?
Do I scare you?
Do I make you want to run?
It seems that I have a talent for that.
Promises made
promises broken
feel the fool do I.
What was sworn
pledged
turned to tatters
in less than a heartbeat.
How do I trust again?
How can I look at you
without seeing
feeling
the betrayal?
Cold
so cold am I
my heart
recaged
never will I love again.
November 16/18