This circular sanctuary
The breeding grounds of many a hope
The grave site of many memories
I guard it with my life and tongue
Shield it from these new lovers
With sharp words holding little truth
This excuse is a false label
My heart will not allow a rewrite
My memories cannot be overridden
With false new love that cannot compare
No future could erase such a history
And write a better story in my heart
Not in this place where love was paramount
Not in this place where he and I existed
Because they can never know
This smear of grass holds our past
The place where we shared our last kiss
The place where my first love lives on
Even when his truth and hope are dead.