ALL THE STARS HAVE DISAPPEARED

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ALL THE STARS HAVE DISAPPEARED

By Imelda Caravaca Ferrer

You drew me near to you
with your charming, silent ways
and my unsuspecting heart
fell headlong.

I did not fall apart
the night you said
you can’t return my feelings.
I knew it all along
but still I told you
because it was my gift to you.

I loved you.
I love you still.
My heart beats
for no one else but you.

And in the darkness of the night,
in the middle of all
this silence,
I think of you.

I don’t want to
but I can’t help it.
A tear falls into my plate
as I hold back a sob,
my shoulders heave…
I’m eating well
but I have never felt
hungrier.

I am visited by pain
and my heart is torn.
I remain naked,
my heart exposed
as I lay bare its contents
for everyone to see.

I count the seconds,
minutes, days, perhaps weeks
it will take my heart to heal.

I looked up at the sky tonight
and all the stars have disappeared.

May 24, 2015/10:25 a.m.

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