I was filled to the brim,
ready to burst.
In one fell swoop you’ve
drained me of everything.

I was complete, I was healed.
I had found and taken refuge in you.
Now I lie useless and broken,
easily discarded in the gutter.

You’ve rocked me to the very core of my soul.
You’ve taken everything I hold dear,
ripped it from my heart,
laid it bare for all to see.

One would think I’d recognize
your deceitful face by now.
I’ve seen you in all your duplicitous forms,
I’ve seen you naked and bare.
But how can I recognize you,
when what you prey on is the
thing that makes me, me?

You’ve ruined me, as so many
others before you.
You’ve crushed me, again.