Lover’s death

The last vestige of the dark lies broken,
As traces of the dawn, and starker light
That seeps into you before you’ve woken,
The vivisection of a dreamless night.
In that moment of pain and sundering,
Beneath the wreckage and more clamant stares.
Words not spoke and the silent blundering,
Lie cool between us in the morning air.
And she will feign to call your name, before
You step beyond the door, her faint goodbyes,
That softly cry, falling on the muffled floor,
And love is lost among the ashen skies.
Think now of her memory and regret,
The silent sadness of the lover’s death.

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