I gave you everything I had–
Laid myself bare before you
During candlelit nights
As the world slept
And our conversation was a whisper
Only we could hear.
We grew together and it became
Impossible to know
Where I stopped
And where you began.
You were a part of me, you were able
To complete my sentences.
How can you now refuse me?
You meet my pleading eyes
With a cold, blank stare.
You brazenly touch others
The way you used to touch me, and leave me
Waiting, wanting more.
They talk about you, your insight,
As if you are brilliant–
Some kind of wonderful.
Let me remind you, Darling–
You were nothing until me. I can destroy you
And erase your memory in an instant.
But I’ll just sit back and let you be. Go ahead–
Have your way with unsuspecting strangers
Whose eyes you catch and whose hearts
You capture. Let it remind me always
That there is nothing more egotistical, more self-centered
Than a poem.