A very long history
of broken promises, shattered trusts
of untold truths and bald-faced lies.
Heartbreak and hurt,
cruelty and insensitivity.
But before he went cold and lifeless forever
he ran a tallow hand across her cheek.
“You were the only one I liked”, he said.
Last words are final she thought and
at last this time
he won’t return to contradict himself