Live and Learn

I don't know what to tell you.
No, I am definitely not who I used to be.
Attacked, the others came and left
their painful wounds in me.
Yes, we used to be lovers.
And I remember the pain that involved.
How is it that you only felt the bliss...?
Memories accrued in you
that left out every molten kiss
of utter honesty. I felt your flesh.
It spoke to me in ways you never dared.
Putting words to feelings that you
never claimed to wear.
Rising up inside of me - unstoppable.
Until you walked away.
Saying that you really couldn't stay.
Unspoken, all the promises were broken
by another choice you made.
If only you had left me then, completely.
But you left your trash behind for me to bear.
Years passed, and then your voice
comes on the line within a time
when I am vulnerable again.
But I don't know what to say to you.
No, I am definitely not who I used to be.
And you, you were never the love
that I thought I could see
reflected in your eyes...

? Michaelette ?

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