What Becomes of Spadeheart

i took apart the necklace you sent me
snipped the spade-shaped clasp into four parts
one for each time you broke my heart
(isn't a spade
      just an inverted heart?)
clipped the heart pendant free from
22 gauge tarnished silver wire
pulled apart every single interlocking white quartz bead

bled a little, on the inside
but now it lies in pieces
it doesn't exist any more
no chain around my neck or my wrist
no manacles tying me to you


the Ace of Spades, you see
      it's the card of Death.

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