I Cried

I cried when I left you.
I whimpered
Quiet bright tears etching
the inside of my skull

I cried when I realised you wouldn’t follow.
I sobbed
Heavy wet tears splattering
the tiles of my kitchen

I cried when I discovered I could live without you.
I wept
Dim orange tears tinting
the curtains of my living-room

I smiled when I found out
that you cried too.