She never needed to lie

Love has always been reason enough

He never asked for more

Willing he was, to give all

When all was given, he borrowed

When her appetite kept growing, he stole

When he needed a brief moment, he was dying

She smiled, gazed lovingly and said no.

All he heard was yes

In a blissful lie conjured by a lover’s mind

Life mercifully ended

Panic ensues, she is no one and knows it