Your arrangement of stone,
but today the silence is calming,
and I must speak to you.
past the stonework
you’ve set in place.
You told me that she was not
worth my trust,
something seemed off.
She kept invading your mind,
and it bothered you how
I drowned in her words,
revering her advice as if
it were divine.
I questioned the logic in plucking
the arrow from a moral compass,
more outraged at ideology
I thought I could not conceive.
That was the first step back,
Not long ago, she removed the veil,
eyes burning, features grotesque,
twisted my loyalty to her advantage,
lied to my face, and suspected me.
I spent four days in pain, appetite
missing from my routine, thoughts
back to those moments,
words laced with honey and venom.
Her refutation stuck in my craw,
‘how could you ever think I would
I declined such challenge to accuse,
keeping your silence
as stalwart company.
In the end, the truth was used
only to weigh against,
but I knew exactly
where I stood,
line drawn between us.