Emptiness was my constant companion.
Grief was all I knew. Loneliness was all I felt.
Life beat me down. The punches kept coming.
I existed. Didn’t really live.
Then he came into my life.
He was like a battering ram with a silver tongue.
But for the first time in so long, I felt something.
I felt everything.
But hope led only to disappointment.
* * *
Simple. Complicated. Life Altering.
I lived alone, consumed by everything I no longer possessed.
I had nothing to live for.
Mia woke something inside me I thought died long ago.
There was finally someone to share my life.
This was a dream I’d relinquished long ago.
She stirred emotion that I tried to fight,
But I wanted her.
I felt I had something to live for.
But hope was a liability I couldn’t afford.