photograph

selfie taken in his car
staring into the camera
eyes dull face grim and still

no hope, no joy, nothing
but self-hatred and despair
and i know that the worst

oh, the worst is yet to come
he will have his heart broken
again and again and again

i would give him hope
let him know that he will
find joy, find happiness

but he is too far in my past
and i am not him any longer

NationalPoetryMonth
Day 26