Shattered and Scattered

He broke her heart

Shattered it,  into one-thousand-and-one shards

scattered all over the city.

Parts of it were near the Serpentine at Hyde Park

on their evening runs.

Parts of it were between Piccadilly and New Bond Street

on their Saturday morning walks just before the shops opened.

Parts of it were at the Waterstones bookshop at the Strand

where they first met.

A lot of it was just floating across the city above

the small roads, the Plain trees, and historic buildings

that were London

She finally left the city

but the sadness followed her.

It was now embedded into her

In her memories

Tattooed all over her face

Eyes and thighs.

Till it became part of her and

defined who she was.

She became all the stronger for it.

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