Trust

I never trusted him with my heart
Kept it private, secret, safe from
Judgment, pain, doubt and
Love.

I did not trust him with my body either
Superficial rituals of lust and longing
That left us farther and farther
Apart.

He did not trust me with his fears or
Dreams or slightly disreputable friends
His chunky high school days or his
Daughter.

How could he love me when no one
Had before? How could I love him
When I thought I was smarter
Better?

Trust became a self-fulfilling
Prophecy sending him to her bed
And my belief that I was worth
Nothing.

I kept my heart to myself
For ten years of love, honor, cherish
And in the end it was
Empty.

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