Sunday night shattered,
left me alone at the edge of the world.
with or without you,
but there could be no one else.
an elixir of madness,
while my heart cooled.
the sun did not rise anew,
it was suspended from the day before.
invisible fear went through the air,
lashing and thrashing about.
“look what you did” I exclaimed,
as I exposed my seared heart.
your creativity neutralized my fear,
leaving me with only burnt feelings.
a harder position to protect, arghh.
scalding pain begs for callouses.
but then like times before,
you ask me to swim with you in the cool river.
with and not without you, and certainly no one else