Unworthy.

Dsc02480by Michelle Seyner03 Sep 2017

What is the love worth
that forces you into silence, with a
mouthful of shattered glass,
sealed by bruised and battered lips
suffocating the rising scream?

What is the love worth
that breaks your back,
hunches your shoulders,
bends your mind
into the worst enemy
you have ever encountered?

What is the love worth
that drains all your joy,
that turns yóúr love
into the sword
you'll be beheaded with?

What is the love worth
that makes free choice a prisoner
and takes your mind hostage
with ever-living memories
of nightmares?

What is the love worth
that makes you clench
writhing shadows
in your fists
because there's nothing to hold onto?

What is the love worth
that smugly whispers in your ear:
"You had nóthing," and
"You áre nothing,"
before it makes you face
your total eradication?

1 September 2017.
Michelle Seyner.