The Toll Love Took
Crimson horizons blending with dew-sprinkled mornings,
Singing my soldier to sleep in a smoky twilight,
Kissing away tears as you cry yourself to sleep,
Never will those full evergreen eyes open again,
The cold shard of metal made a home in your heart,
And the loss made a hole in mine.
Never will the sun filter through our laughter or sunburn our promises again.
I will sleep in pools of cold tears,
Until I, too, am gone.