She burned the box devoted to him,
And scattered the ashes in his car.
— Hiss —
Irises flared in heated rage,
As she hugged her knees in the backseat.
He broke the window to her bedroom,
And stumbled through on drunken legs.
— Thud —
Trembling knees cracked on wooden boards,
As he dropped his head to the mattress.
She found their picture in the glovebox,
And clutched the print with bloodless knuckles.
— Rip —
Smirk and smile mocked falling tears,
When she tore their faces to pieces.
He saw the frame upon the nightstand,
And seized it with a strangled laugh.
— Crash —
Glass shattered, denting white plaster,
When he threw their love across the room.
She clawed his skin as he crushed her heart,
And Aphrodite sobbed from her throne,
As her masterpiece fell to Hades.
March 2017 | Placer County, California