she is broken to pieces over


torn from limb to limb,

emotionally exhausted,

he’s stolen her dignity and integrity,

like a thief running through the night,

a vampire feeding on her emotions

and desires,

only to leave her paralyzed with

fear and criticism,

ashamed and abandoned,

a mirror of him,

he is the abandoned one,

living with fear and insecurities,

fearful that she will see right

through him,

fearing he will be alone,

so he finds another,

a creature who only wants to be loved and


a wounded animal crying for attention,

he’s found another because he knows,

she is too smart to stay in his


his time with her has run out,


he is the broken one.

Johanne Fraser