I’m left behind.
They tell me it’s for my own protection.
What comes from protecting an empty life?
I have become
left chained in ‘love’.
Found pining for death, they return to me.
They tell me it’s for their own protection.
I am released,
their eyes wide.
So much wonder
fills the fading glow of their expressions.
They told me it was for our protection.
It’s for my