I can no longer hold you in my heart
The last touch, last kiss, I am torn apart.
I love only memory, time now past,
To be with you now would leave me aghast.
Yet you won’t leave my mind, your face, your smell
Our last words spoken my personal hell.
I will never forget that piercing glare
Looking away I could still feel them stare.
Judgement, resentment, a harrowing hate
Hindsight makes me ask, “But why did I wait?”
I waited for love, a desire to stay
By your side, yet you chose to cast away.
All that we had, and all that we had done
A memory now, a former loved one.