You came looking, I watched you
Searching in my draws trying to find my truth
Attempting to find my soul which I had hidden
Tucked among my words specially reserved
You wanted to know my secret love affair
Why I smiled –clearly,it wasn’t for you
What made me laugh if not you, then who?
How could you win my heart who was he?
I had left signs and traces that confused you
For you to find, sending you into a spiral
My heart made of my butterfly wings
You failed to discover, you could not see
It had already been taken, it was always you
This is a Cleave poem. In simple terms, a Cleave poem can be read as three separate poems. The first poem is the regular typeface to be read vertically –the second poem is the part in italics and the third is the whole poem read horizontally. For more information on this form: https://cleavepoetry.wordpress.com/what-is-cleave-poetry/