Bereft I lie listlessly,

Do I give up or persist?

The love you spern carelessly,

It seems hopeless to insist.

Would you have me disappear?

Just fade into the shadows,

True, that would be easier,

Than for you to feel exposed.

Think about what could’ve-been,

If I had but one request,

That vile fate not contravene,

And then leave me so bereft.