Love and Gunshots

-by Tilisa Mlondani 

 

Boom! Boom!

Blood and lifelessness–

Your brown eyes, weak as they stare into my wholeness.

I warned you!

He was not capable of loving

Always taking never giving.

Sacrificed your wholeness to him

I could only stare in jealousy;

First a broken rib–

then you came knocking at my door with a broken arm.

I waited so bad for you to give me everything you gave him–

if not everything, maybe just the attention.

Months later my dreams became a reality,

you smiled at me,

but, that fateful day

he walked in front of you, and you forgot my existence–

like the truth, you left me behind

then I knew I could never have you.

My ego got the best of me

and pulled you towards me

Boom! Boom!

Your body trembled next to mine

Gun staring deep into my eyes

it was talking to me

Boom!

I warned you!

He was not capable of loving

Always taking never giving

Sacrificed your wholeness to him

And now it’s just love and gunshots

 

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