In the dead of a cold forgotten night

They unsealed the mausoleum.

A breath of dust

Darkness into view.

Invisible screams,

A plywood coffin

On a rusted catafalque.

Torches illuminate black

Hearts beating fast as the lid slid silently.

I looked down at the horror

Worse than I could ever have dreamed.

Our love buried deep

The brittle corpse of a lost relationship.

It starts its decay as the light breaks in.