I saw you again tonight

Evil-minionby Ethel Twigg22 Apr 2015

I saw you looking up at us
from the street outside
again tonight
as we embraced after dinner
in the candlelight

My heart aches for your pain
though your wound is self inflicted
pleasure derived from your suffering
is just not my way

You had my loyalty
my love
absolute devotion
it was your choice to poison all that
for a little one-upmanship
was it worth the cost?

Love makes poor footholds
to scramble up mountains
we make much better progress
holding hands

So I'll offer you the comfort
that I feel you need most
close the curtains
turn off the lights
and say goodbye.