In the Wreckage

Do you lie awake at midnight
And wonder what errors
Might have driven love away
So close to completion

Another tower of babel?
God scattered our words
We misunderstood
Our union destroyed

Love don’t come easy
Trust is laid brick by brick
We made love on the altar
Before the mortar had dried

It held us for one night
Then cracked under the weight
Of misaligned hopes
And unsaid words

Then the wrath of our differences
Like a twisting typhoon
Destroyed the whole temple
Unsafe to return

My voice echoes off crumbled walls
And in the wreckage
Life goes on.