A telephone wire
looped and knotted
So precisely done you were
sure it would render you dead
An unsuspecting family
less than 25 feet away
in a different room
It's undeniable that our laughs
filled your ears,
yet you still let the chair drop
You let the breath part from your lips,
the color drain from your skin,
the warmth I so often craved desert my hero,
the strength I knew you held gone in an instant.
You let yourself slip away from us
You were gone, you didn't care
We didn't know.
Bedtime came and you were no where near
She went to find you,
waddling around with her pregnant belly
So accustomed to your night time stories
I waited for your voice,
for your kisses
but they never came.
Screams and chaos,
profanity and rushed orders.
The night forever ingrained inside
The night you so often forget,
it killed the girl i could have been
the girl i aspire to be,
but never will become.
That night you hoped to take your life
but instead you took mine.