i scaled a tower fueled only by a desire to clutch you in my arms. but now you have shorn off your hair. my lifeline. i fall. you thought it was yours as much as mine. How. i tried to climb. Dare. feet scrabbling. You. without you, they couldn’t catch the bricks. i just wanted to see you (take you). hands burning. (make you mine) my eyes revered you. scratched palms, crimson reminds me of you. broken thumbs- no longer can i sculpt you. beds of roses catch me. briars in eyes like needles- ripping up retina, cones, now i only see in black & white. my love is burning me from the inside out. i feel my heart turn to ash. thorns in arms like daggers. with torn wings i am a fallen angel. i wander desert blind. you were mine.