Breaking Fast, Breaking Last

Sitting at a table

Set only in my mind

The conversation started

The conversation turned

And the table started to burn

 

He said, she said, we said

Where do you think you’re going?

I only started to think

I only started to say

I don’t want you to go away

 

The eggs were getting crusty

The toast a little runny

You made me laugh

You made me cry

Both with smiles a little wry

 

The games worked on apace

Neither wanting to admit

She wanted to be in charge

He wanted to make it hard

Neither one speaking true

Neither’s feelings in view

They were breaking fast

Waiting on who would break last

 

Standing in a doorway

Set in a virtual world

The hurt was never spoken

The hurt was always there

Honesty a goal unaware

 

When the time came to part

The frost coated the grounds

The chill was epidemic

The chill could penetrate

No one thinking, speaking, feeling straight

 

Love was the beginning

And there was none at the end

 Nothing visible to the eye

Nothing visible to either side

Leaving love alone to ask ‘Why’?

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