Like a young shark
That for the first time
She bit into him
When he yelled in pain
She liked it.
Hidden within walls so thick
Nary a sound could be heard through them.
She loved this place of solitude
Rarely came out of it.
One day the sun was so magnificient
She wanted to go out and feel it
Honestly, she just wanted to feel something;
The grass under her feet
Sun on her face
Dirt in her hand
Smell the fresh clean air.
Once she went out she felt safe to do it
So she did, again and again.
Until one day she met a man
He was kind to her
Didn’t fault her for living in such a place
Or mention her naivety to life
He failed to mention he loved another
Until he had already gotten her heart
Safely in his hands.
They sat by the lake
For hours talking one night
When he finally told her about his wife
She was crushed;
Ran back to her stone temple
Cried herself to sleep
For many nights.
Months went by
When it finally occurred to her
This whole ‘relationship’ thing is just a game
She was smart and beautiful enough
To play quite dangerously.
She learned men will tell you their weakness
In simple conversation
Then they will hide it
Like a child hiding a favorite toy.
A smile, a frown
A beautiful red gown
Flowing like a river to the sea.
Takes them in then makes them go
Like watching a very confused river flow
She knows this is all really for the best.
She relates it all to her broken heart.
Then he’s left scratching his head for days.
Dangerous is a beauty with a weapon
Wonder what would happen if she’d kept him
Then forgets that thought as fast as it enters her head.
Life isn’t a mystery
Nor broken hearts history
They bleed for years within our shattered souls.