Withdrawal Symptoms

You made me believe you loved me

And I wore it like a bandanna

Right across my forehead, exposing my heart

And told you I loved you too.


The times I see you were few and far between

Reminding me of the things we haven’t been through

Distance makes the heart fonder, they say,

And so I locked you in the deepest chamber of my heart



The saddest songs and hottest tears you inspired

Have begun to define me, drip by drip,

Note by note, and I grow cold by the bed

That now proves too large for one.


Still it hurts me to say that

It’s time to let you go, my love

My love who never loved me and only

Used me, abused me and walked all over me.

©Isabelle (2019)


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