I whisper tenderly

Careful not to startle you
With words barely containing
Their exploding fireworks
That will soon pockmark the sky
Or chase you out
Like a cat
Sneaking across the kitchen floor

You flew in like a swallow
I tell you
Dancing in elegant chaos
But you left me
Like a bird without a song

It was the silhouette 
Of your cigarette
That made me crack
And crumble
But it was the trace
Of your taste
That left my mouth
Like slime
From a slug