It was a poison in our veins.
Spread from my lips to hers
Paralyzing the present,
Our minds seizing the future
-or so we thought.
How we stopped living for ourselves
And began living for each other
Putting personal feelings aside
As the tumor of untouched emotions festers
Stars dimming in the smoke
The last moments drowning
We are but dried petals
Our inner warmth fading as eyes become cloudy
Or with the death
Of a terminal dream.