Was Wonderful

Yes it was.
That savage hollowness
when you stepped back promising,
‘Yes, we’ll do it again.’
My mouth was dry
ashes coated my tongue.
I knew,
you knew,
we knew,
you were feinting
an easy exit
for yourself first
with me
an afterthought.
But you spared my feelings –
a soft deception  
piercing my numbness
pricking hope from soul-inertia
and that, for me,
was wonderful.

© coolhermit 2023
critique and comments welcome.
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I think this must be one of your shortest poems 😉 I really liked the simplicity and truthfulness of your words there must be many who can relate to them. Sue.

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