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Would you ever?

 What if I got too much for you to handle? 

What if I kept getting meaner? 

What if you thought I wasn’t worth it anymore? 

What if your tears ran out?

What if I got too weak? 

What if you fell out of love?

What if you met someone nicer? 

What if you found kindness elsewhere? 

What if you started resenting me? 

Would you ever leave me? 

There will always be nicer people. 

I will always find kindness elsewhere. 

I will resent you often

You’re not weak. 

You’re not mean. 

You’re you. 

There’s no good you or bad you. 

There’s just you. 

And I chose you. All of you. 

I can’t leave you. 

You’re my heart. Sometimes caustic. 

But you can’t separate you from me. 

And living with your worst self, 

Is still better than a day without any part of you. 

Would you ever believe me? 

  

Toes 

  

Lying in bed

Broken and choked 

Helpless against the tide 

You close your eyes and hope for rest 

And curse yourself for having a heart 

Blessed must be those, with an empty chest 

A life free of pain 

Toss and turn 

A glass of water 

Pages of prose 

Nothing undoes the knot 

In this tempest of limbs 

I find your toe 

In it, comfort I shall seek 

With words not spoken, eyes long shut

Your toe speaks to me 

One stroke says I’m a good man

Two says it’ll get better 

Even the weakest hearts eventually heal 

And just as my chest fills with tears 

Like lovers in a violent mob 

Our toes lose each other again