Last Words

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