deriving self-validation that is a hard sell, save for yourself,
being three-in-one--maker, seller, and buyer of your lies.
Remember when you said “forever and ever”
and “till death do us part,” only to pillage the half.
Were the bible man, it would frown at you
in disbelief and dismay
baffling at your “real” feelings,
that are as real as a bogus reality show.
As I shut my eyes in bed
I’m oblivious to you
in default, dark, recoiling mode.
Though our limbs may overlap by (affected) chance
my body has shut down
impervious to your love faking.