earthquake

love lost has an everlasting aftershock 

in the initial quake i almost lost my life

or at least what i thought life was

but shortly after i saw that the foundation of who i once was still stood 

tattered and bent, but it stood

 

six months later quakes slowed to a slight rumble 

here and there 

the effect was mostly internal - a short loss of breath on unexpected sight 

a memory from hearing a chord 

but now, there were new buildings where disaster first hit 

and these were unshakeable.

 

still 

love lost has an everlasting aftershock 

how lucky for us that our hearts were made to sustain the tremors of heartbreak.