You broke my heart in so many ways
but I never told you about any of them.
I covered them up with humour
and laughed at it instead.
I hoped you’d never hear the ache
in my voice during all the times we talked.
I smiled so you’d never see the loneliness
in my eyes when they connected with yours.
I had to silence my pulse
whenever we touched.
I had to hide the stains on my mind
and the fractures my heart received.
You broke my heart because I loved you
I didn’t even tell you.
How could I?
I knew you didn’t feel the same.
Thanks again to John. A. Reyes for a wonderful collaboration. Pulling this poem together and recording the audio was a blast.