Trace the bloodline of each wicked word
to the inevitability of your crashing world.
No mystery hides this ugly truth
from eyes swimming in feigned regrets.
Our choices are our cruelest deeds
and yours, my friend was without
need; so out of place in your
of ideals on love and life and loss.
That bitterness, I never saw
but listened to her tender voice
and understood there was no choice
but freedom on a thousand wings.
So try and sink or dare to swim
no longer will I bear the strain
of tying you to a swaying shore
in hopes you'll be a better man.
Turn the earth around the sun
a heart's wounds knit with time and silk
thinnest thread; a delicate hand
torn anew....this time, by you.
I watch you go.
I call you back and wonder why.
A friend you are but not to her
not to me
alone you cry.