Happenstance brought me to you
and fate sent you away,
a fate sealed by my wrongs
making it impossible to stay.
I knew that my actions
would give me this result
and still I carried on
without an ounce of doubt.
Would I change my ways now?
I can honestly say, “no.”
But my heart will remember you,
anywhere I go.

© Autumn Siders 2018


I don’t need the movie scenes,
all Hollywood,
plastic and fake.
I don’t need the romantic dreams,
turning to nightmares
all full of snakes.
I don’t need the love song
the pulsing of hearts.
I don’t need a ring
threatening to tear us apart.
I just want you,
exactly as you are
filled with fault
and showing scars.

© Autumn Siders 2018


I want to ask you a favor,
which is strange thing to do
since cats don’t ask for much
they just make demands of you.
The thing is, this time,
I need a little hand
and while I’d ask you nicely,
I actually will demand.
If you could do what I want
and then be on your way
since you’ll be my next vicitm
if you choose to stay.

© Autumn and Emilita Siders 2018