How have I let it come to this?
I love her, but I do not know what to do.
If I stay with her, we will be happy,
but, only for a short time. For if I stay with
her, it will only bring pain for us both.
If I leave her, it will only hurt for a moment,
then it will all be over.
If I stay, how long will it be until she too
knows the beast that stalks me?
I can not bring such a fate upon her.
“Leave her,” the monster speaks,
“it will be better for both of you.”
I know he lies, and I now know his
promises are empty.
I can not leave her, but I can not stay.
I know what I must do, for there is
only one solution.