A somber testament to the triumph of betrayal over love
that we stood, miles apart from each other,
to join hands just one more time
over the widening chasm
and glancing, as we did,
into the silent blackness
instead of one another's eyes;
and with spirits tired of unwieldy defenses
could not concede the certain plight
of never wrong, but never right,
where tenderness gave way to spite
and loneliness consumed the night.
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