My eyes burn…and burn….and burn.   Every time I close them, the unseen fire, consuming my heart, burns them.

In the midst of all my joys and all my happy moments, it feels out of place and unwelcome….so unwelcome, here, in this place.  

This is what I meant…..a flame too bright…. a fire too strong.  It was meant to burn out.  Still, I can’t help but wonder….why?

I’ve been through enough.

Why?

I knew it from the start….but it’s still an air sucking, mind numbing, shock to my body and mind.  

I love you.  How can you do this now…how can you do this to me?