When I looked in the mirror,
I saw him and I jumped.
He wrapped his broad fingers around my neck
and against the wall my head bumped.
I lay there, searching and clinging to the peace
of warm blood rolling down my cheek.
Vision blurred, a figure towered over me.
I could just about make out his wide smirk,
for this was the ending he so did seek.
I close my eyes and smile too, for I am on a beach,
the sand beneath my skin
and the waves brushing over my feet
I can taste the saltiness washing away my
bitterness. Exhale; at long last
the demons have been beat.
The ending he wanted.
The ending we both wanted.