You wrote, you spoke, you rekindled hope
In milli-heartbeats
You shivered
Unshrouded, undead
You swayed
The other shoe tattered and frayed
You gasped
The insides bled
You fell
The tide on a winter’s swell


You breathed, you smiled, you sighed
In milli-heartbeats
You stared
Hapless, scared
You stayed
Awake, unawaited
You resigned
Brimful, bereaved


You awoke, you swore, you rose
In milli-heartbeats
You asked
You lied
You lived

A bargain
Let’s begin again