Our love story was short,
ending almost before it began,
but that doesn’t make it any less real,
that doesn’t make it any less true.
Only a few lines, only a few words,
yet in those words all our hearts lived and died.
You were my lover for those few nights,
I was your mistress for those few days –
thank you, my love, for a heartbeat of us.
Alenka H., 2022