Needs Watering

Like the sands

Of an arid desert

My heart feels

All dried up

I fought and fought

Trying to keep us together

But you never

Seemed to care

Until I said “Enough!”

But it is too late

For “I love you.”

And “Let’s try again.”

I am all tried out

The love needed tending

And you weren’t there

It is old and brittle

Falling in tatters

Onto the floor

Of what used to be

Our life together