Delicate Failure

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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

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