Dying Pixel Dust

i erase your existence
from my phone
by clicking
the trash icon
on each individual
image we took
not building a life
together
but memories
all the same

years worth
of history
destroyed
in seconds

i kiss
no one

look at
no one

love
no one

suffer for
no one

as i rewrite
my story

this time
i am
the leading lady
i always was
without you

as i watch
your smile
reduced
to dying
pixel
dust

Fire Starter

it was my father
who taught me
that love was not
unconditional

but that it had to be
earned
like everything else
in life

your father taught you
that you were
unlovable

that you needed
to man up
get a steady job
pay the bills
die quietly

no wave making
ripple effect
life

but you
my love

were always
meant to be
a fire starter

and this is why
you would always
leave
before you
even arrived