Love and Hate

That look still lingers in your eye

from when we had other reasons

to stay up all night.

And all these hateful words

pour from the putrid wounds

caused by love.

We each know just how to twist

the knives we stab in places

we used to kiss.

But even still, you look so good

as I watch you walk out

of my heart.

And that look still lingers in my eye.

Perhaps we could find another reason

to stay up tonight?

© Autumn Siders 2017