Did it ever

Occur to you

That you

Could hurt me

As easily

As you do?

It makes me

Wonder if

You ever cared

For me.

If you did

Why would you

Want to

Twist the knife

You put into

My back?

Lies and rejection

Have replaced

Love and affection.

No longer

Can I handle

This pain

… goodbye.


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – occur