parting words

as you lay beside me

I closely looked at your childlike face

feeling the warmth of your sweet embrace

gently, as not to awake you

I sealed a kiss in your soft lips

and whispered . .

I’m sorry,

for I am not worthy

for your love

for your trust

for your loyalty

for I do not desire

to let you feel

pain and loneliness,

for I am not worthy . .