You Murdered My Love
If you are still here,
by Lawrence S. Pertillar
And I awaken screaming.
I have not experienced a nightmare.
I am just surprised,
I am still alive.
Knowing you are aware,
That my raw and obnoxious antics...
Did not motivate you to split.
Or dismember my valued jewels.
After I dozed off...
Disrespecting and chewing you up,
I now apologize even I am sickened by it.
Why do you put up with me?
'I can only collect,
If you die from natural causes.
You are going to pay for my patience!
And I am thinking it must be love.
'You murdered my love some time ago.'