Gentle pain



I knew from the start you were not meant to stay
and so I hoped for that hourglass to break
“let it scatter its sand on an infinite beach”
so that none could expose the moment
that would take you away

But you were an angel with reason, ungoverned by time
Yet for days on end I wonder why
You left so gently without a word
a choking halo around my heart,
and let the devil feel so divine.