A Love Affair Absconded
I fear I have absconded with the lifetime
given to me, in exchange for brutal nothingness.
I could have been a billion miles away
when right beside a damsel of exquisit
qualities, and instead of enabling a connection,
I stood by and allowed an opportunity
for exponential happiness to depart.
It is miraculous the will to surrender
myself to love remains, and though I am no hero,
I question if I have the courage,
delving into my defeated frame
to find the strength required, offering up
what is left of my tattered romance
to whoever may be listening
for my ever waning heartbeat.