His eyes gaze at me from every window,
Their hazel-green depths suspicious.
His presence lurks around every corner,
Never leaving, always waiting.
Awaiting the moment when I finally fall,
Collapse, sobbing, at his feet.
Begging him for the forgiveness
He will never give.
A cruel sneer twists his handsome face.
He knows he is victorious.
For now all will know
That he bested my strength.
Two personas, grappling with
Each other, locked in battle.
Eyes never leaving the others'.
A moment's distraction could mean death.
Sudden, a burst of blackness,
The candle being put out
With fingers unafraid of
The resilient yet dwindling flame.