With a thousand blinks and sighs
Violet hid quietly from the world.
And up until her words needed life
she was perfectly content in knowing
she loved with everything
never leaving things for chance.
Against the usual misunderstandings
she was more than tangled inside
living with a half-broken heart
Violet was denied the truth.
With a set of heavy lies
her love was excused
no longer cherished by her one.
Violet, had in fact,
had no business expecting
that everything she was ready to give
was somehow going to be returned.
Violet was replaced instead
by something that never truly mattered,
she was left holding handfuls of regret.
Betrayed by a darkened moon-less night
Violet held her knees to her chest
and waited for the bath water
to fill her bathroom with noise
so she could finally cry it out.
For months now,
Violet takes late night baths,
in that tiny bathroom of hers
so she can keep all her pretty secrets
perfectly guarded for now.