Loved Less

by Andrea K

Soft mattress sags
beneath curled bodies
facing empty walls;
emptier spaces
Luminous moments
of passion denied
into one more midnight
left unremarkable.
Sunlight assails red-rimmed eyelids
while crumpled tissues piled high
shudder and fall.

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Loved Less, 4 August 2005