Jolted awake
by the pain in my chest
I imagined you
waking in your bed
no matter what you’ve said
about the pain you’ve known
I imagined you
weren’t in your bed alone

just the thought of it –
that picture in my head
of another woman
cuddled in your bed
caused a pain so harsh
it woke me from my sleep
knowing that your bed
won’t be holding me

there’s nothing I can say
nothing I can do
to wipe away the image
of the two of you
even if it’s fake –
imagined by my mind
someone else will take
the side I once called mine.

  • The Dalema. January 17, 2017.