Stony Heart

So it finally happened.
My stony heart
Turned cold within me.

I grew gravely silent.

I knew nothing was left.
No affection
No anger
No remorse.

Too many arduous years,
Of pretending.
Burying our hidden dislike
Of each other
In fake friendliness.

The charade had ended.

My stony heart looked on…
Coldly remote.