She believes it was trust
That brought her here.
To this life of nightly horrors
When the world seems to stand still
And gaze at her desecration.

She fell in love one day,
The love when all else
becomes just a chimera.
They sought a world of their own,
So she set off with him.

He disappeared in the darkness
With a bagful of riches.
Parted without a word.
Leaving her in the shadows where
every night is her wedding night.

She believes it was trust
That brought her here.

Published in All Things Girl

Issue: Mar/Apr 2007

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