for loving him

the sound
like a bird hitting the window pane
the blood, his blood ….
this dripping stain
what her eyes see
her mind refuses to accept
his heart
his gentle heart
ripped out for loving her
to punish him
to punish her
for loving him
red, so red
his heart, his blood
like tears his blood
streaming down her window pane
they call her traitor
whore
consorting with the enemy
but it was love
love that made her
take him in
shelter him
fall in love with him
outside her window
on the street below
the sound of voices
loud and harsh
and she knows now
they’ll come for her
to punish her
for loving him
she takes the pistol
the pistol he left for her
puts on his jacket
and stands ready
facing the door

image by Sergei Rukavishnikov

for loving him

Alenka Co

Stonebow, Australia

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