I laid an alter
at your feet
and drank in
every breath of you.
I made a home
out of your words
and you promised me
your heart
for every sunrise
and sunset.

But you kept loving me
and then
tearing me apart.
I kept holding you
and making wings
out of ashes.
And you kept
watching me
fall to the ground
and covering me
in dust.

You watched me fall
one last time.
Without a word
you left
to chase another
pretty face.
And I lifted my heart
from the ground
and left.
Traces of tears
on that path,
but I can never
go back.

Today I made an alter
for my own heart.


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