He walked with her to the edge of the earth

And asked her to hold his hand

And when she did, his soul cried

As if it knew the fate of this

His love climbed mountains and crossed rivers

Yet when he returned

He found her beside the only one he trusted

Her confessional soothed him

And their bodies fused

In their mistakes they found comfort

In each other they found hope

But they could not say that they

Were without blood on their hands

For with his criminal innocence

He was easy to fool

They laughed the whole way through

When he wanted the truth

They could not show him

For their sin had tainted them beyond hope

For him, she was new, clean

As if she had forgotten her betrayal

When he returned to the edge of the earth

He plucked his heart from his sleeve

And he let it flutter into the abyss