He smiled, thinking he’d hit payday

It wasn’t until years later he realized nothing came cheap

The contours of her chaos cost him too much

And his windfall spiraled into a deficit he wasn’t willing to pay

I travel 

I search

For what, I don’t know 

A new life, adventure, understanding, inner serenity

I find bits and pieces of myself all over the world 

In stranger’s eyes, in their kind smiles

An in their cons and shams

I travel 

I find

Her resolution is to Take

Grab onto the happy moments.

The smiles & freeing laughter

Grasp lust & desire. 

Ride the waves of passion

Seize new adventures. 

Let her heart race in rapture & exhilaration

The smoke screen vanished

His deceptions were revealed

The scarlet of his lies

Are reflected in her eyes

The web of his deceits 

Turns into bars of regret

Leaving him in solitary confinement

Alone and broken