Nine.Lavender Hearts

Above this heaving chest
and just right a bit to the left
lies a mark deep and distinct, a mark permanent.
Promise was there, serious and true
and just for a time was everything
lied next to you, lied next to me and so it seemed to be.
Civil battle stormed the field
and just convinced me long enough
lying to you, lying to myself that I could no longer compromise the Truth.
The bullets rained
and just as I turned my heart exclaimed
“LIAR to you, liar to me, and you must choose feelings or Thee!”
Above this sunken chest
and just right a bit to the left
lies a mark deep and distinct, a mark permanent.