i have seen you,
through the lulling illumination of dreams,
kissing girls without faces
and girls with too-familiar faces.

i have watched
as you slipped through a veil of smoke,
putting out my fire while simultaneously
crushing the embers in my heart.

i have listened
while wordless lullabies
streamed from your lips, alongside
the broken melody of your betrayal.

you spoke their names,
linked their arms,
pressed your velvet face to their lips,
and replaced me
with them.

i dont like to think about it.)