Capitalized : the Greek goddess of retributive justice
Plural nemeses\ ˈne-mə-ˌsēz \
a: one that inflicts retribution or vengeance
b: a formidable and usually victorious rival or opponent
Heart over mind defined as a ribbon of issues - mistakes, misalignments, mistaken identities. You love the masks maybe too much - personas to be stolen, sifted and sold in new packaging. On the final descent you showed me what lay beneath, and how far the shadows deigned to fall across the landscape of our lives as mischief turned to maelstrom and finally slowed to a winter of discontent. For all the deception and the hunger games, you told me why when first we met a second time, and I shan't forget.
We should not have set light to this again. I should have known better, you should have stated your case before the door closed, but the second chance was there and we grabbed it with both hands, you and I, alongside your reticence and the running commentary of What Wasn't to confuse the issue. Long gone now, I feel it still, the fight within such formidable opponents - Fear that was victorious and Retribution that followed. But only in snippets of video play, the past lying as it does in a shallow grave, waiting for songs to briefly exhume a love that could never be.