You told me you were filled with pity
but your words cut like a knife
You strove to fill the empty corners
Of my empty life.
You filled me full of all your gifts
until no space remained;
My life was filled to bursting point
with your dreams and pain.
I longed for the emptiness you saw
and I yearned to forget
they were your dreams and thoughts
that filled me with regret
In search of the life that you had seen
as an empty glass
My breath caught at the glimpse of it
inside your looking glass.