she cried

as she stood beneath the hot, steamy stream
her heart let out a silent scream
and her tears began to graze her cheek
where the water had already been
she told herself she’d be stronger today
she’d hold her head high and give nothing away
because she deserved better and would have it
though all that she really wanted was him





from my chair
i see the floor
where you and i don’t wrestle around anymore
but from here
i can see
the couch where you would make slow love to me
on me now
is the throw
that i covered myself with when you said you had to go
and in my head
are the words
that you never said and i would have died to have heard