Remnant Red

I was once told

I was a flower bud

About to become

A beautiful rose

The time came

You took it away

Tore the rose from the ground

Before it fully opened

What do roses know?

They have no enemies or friends

You held something so delicate

In your hands

You should have been careful

Not to crush it

Its thorns left scars

But you were unharmed

Pain couldn't stop you

From tearing the outer petals

To spite the vengeful rose

Frayed into pieces

No one could restore

Scattered in the wind

And I couldn't stay away

Shredded the next

You never asked me…

Layer three

Why did I trust you?

You were sorry it had to happen

You didn't stop

What could I have done? Thorns held on

And didn't let go

But neither did you

Tearing through the rose

Exposing the core

All that defends me

Tear no more

Tears fall

Nightmares remember

Seeds dissipate

Dead

You

Me

Rose

Wait

Scratch

You

Me

Thorns

Which is worse?

Remnant red

Petals

Gone