Sleeping Alone

by lonewolfpoetry

I sleep in a desert, empty and expansive,

lying awake I cannot help but relive

those times when on a regular basis

you would transform my sands into an oasis.

Lush green forests would grow

and I would bask in your golden glow

unaware that as quick as the flick of a butterfly wing

your love would become a short, sharp sting.

I tear my heart as I sleep alone

in a bed as cold as stone

tightly bound in an icy cover

while you feel the primal heat of a lover.

But your warmth never stayed with me long

and you failed to make me strong

so I seek out flames in other places,

in more deserving embraces.