Ego murdered love
Butchered a moment
Dragged it through time
Buried now in silence &
Tears, still kicking –
Heartbeat heard as echoes
In the mirrored chamber
Forced to face the glare
Of self.

Petrified in shadows cast
By intrinsic inadequacy
Fire of redemption –
Thawing flesh.
Preserved innocence
Warms the darkest side.
A virgin weeps
As lust runs hands over
Body & soul.

Witness the glass man
Attempt to reassemble
Only to find shards missing
Lost to eternity
Claimed by memory.
Hands a bed for slivers.

Ego murdered love

Butchered a moment.