Delicate Failure


a screw tightened too many times
I try to make my life
fit inside you
blackened shadow once a heart
now lifeless as chicken livers
he shattered your delicate love
tore your soul like splinters
and now you’re taking it out on me
the middle child in a universe of doubt
guilt and reflection
it’s your face of shame
that I really care about
that quiet stare you give
when you exit the room
letting me know I was struck out
looking down for the wooden sound
but instead the crowd’s infamous boo
I failed you

10 thoughts on “Delicate Failure

I'm interested in hearing what you have to say

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s