Closing the Cover

by Joanna

The story has ended

Chapters filled

With the greatest

And most terrible 

Love story of all

A sort of love

So hot

That scorched earth

Is cool to the touch

Upon recollection

A sort of love 

So potent

It very nearly killed 

Myself and you 

And everyone else

In our pathway

The hardest part has arrived

For me now

Closing the cover 

For good

Allowing the salt water

To blur the pages

Written upon my heartstrings