When you walked away, nothing else happened.
The sky didn’t fall, the mountains didn’t crumble
the world didn’t stop existing and,
I did not die.
When you walked away, I stayed silent
my respect for my heart reduced,
my reliance on that organ in my chest, faded
and I felt betrayed.
In the past, I could trace your footsteps
step by step, on the surface of that same heart.
I knew that they had left footprints there.
They are gone now.
I noticed that my heart had betrayed me
it had washed itself clean of your footprints.
When you walked away, nothing else happened
except that my faith in my heart was gone.
It had betrayed me!
©ZSA July 2015