I wasn't her.
To you, that made me perfect. At least, I was enough
I would do.
A place-holder to not be alone.
A transition to get you through
I was wild.
A new, forbidden fruit.
Something you had yet to try
I took you.
With ease, with pleasure, without question.
You kept me
Close enough to call, far enough to leave
Perched on top, barely room to breathe
You hid me.
I disintegrated in her shadow.
Suddenly, a light that nobody wanted to see
You said you wouldn't let the tears fall
And swore it wouldn't end like this
This king that they all know, I saw his ghost.
And mine still keeps the bed warm.