You think it hurts you,

my little mistresses of the night?

You feel shamed, even guilty?

Countless nights I lie, my loves,

counting the stains upon my heart, your bodies.

Why don't you desire me?

I only showed you my love,

a tough love, sweethearts, but a love, nonetheless.

I know how your world buckled under mine,

the sensation was sweet upon my skin.

Not even a hint of happiness,

dancing upon my breath?

My dreams are haunted by your shadows.

I am not heartless.

This is the truth, darlings, behind 'you had me at hello'.