the unrequited love of my life – a sad poem by Aquilar L. Monnatlala

naked on the cement floor
I reached for a towel to
gently wipe off my lust from
your remorseful torso

your eyes still
refusing to meet with mine
my nose, tickling when you kissed
my forehead

at your wedding
your wife’s
shiny pearls reflected
my rage as
she hugged and thanked me for
my best man speech