The Call in the Night – By James Carroll

They say you never forget your first 

First love, first heartbreak, first kiss.. 

But you were my first everything. 

I’m not scared of the dark anymore 

Because you took me apart in broad daylight

I held you in my arms like a god could hold the sun

I lived as Zeus, yet I fell like Icarus. 

Drowning in your absence and the silence of unspoken history 

Once living as one in tandem with you 

Now I am only burned with the memory of us. 

I am  a whole person no more 

As I watch you decorate your walls with

The parts of me you took when you left

And I must stay away 

Never answer the call in the night 

They say you never forget your first 

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