Shaded Memories


Resentment spiraling
A night in disarray
Passion draped against
Thirsty lips dehydrated
From a body deprived

Fingers trail along
The lines of absence
Essence hides behind
The cover of excuses
Relinquishing control
To spontaneity

Middle of the night
Stumbling in the darkness
The taste of wine lingers
Marinating with a
Heavy migraine

Faint moonlight
Casts a beacon
Pointing the way
Past the aftermath

Shaded memories
Clouded judgments
Unfulfilled the desire
To forget
Leaving a deeper wound
In a heart mutilated
By repeated betrayal