Something wanes in the air, we pause in silence
Each waiting for the other to see.
A flicker of adoration comes from within
The ocean of green that stares through me.
Longing sets in as I follow your gaze;
Seeing that your heart resides with her
I step away, mortified, back into the shadows
Avoiding the eyes of the one I love.
Pain compresses my chest every moment
Never having you keeps my heart
Broken. You rush toward her, too distracted
By her touch to see me dying.
You close her in a loving embrace;
Every second a dagger, dissolving me deeper.
Tired of pretending, my emotions consume me.
Your beguiled eyes search for me too late.
I turn to slip away, face saturated with tears,
Too ashamed to watch you walk away.
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