I gave him everything I love,
The high forehead,
which looks so endearing on babies,
on his face
became a frightening cliff-drop
and the vacant eyes,
with their hint of lethal hurt,
were the same cornflower-blue irises
from the beggared sockets
of the dead.
I thought we could live again,
that we would rise from unrequited
as only bodies carefully
from remnants can.
But he lurches like an old film
and dreams in a language
not his own;
sometimes just the white amnesia
of a flower
makes him weep.