I'm slipping

Sinking

Fading

Wasting away

Into nothing

Every glance

you throw my way

melts my heart

like a single flame

burning bright beneath

my soul

the wax of a misshapen

heart

dripping hot

you are a cat playing

with his yarn

unraveling me

with every swipe of

your claws

knives on my skin

words iron hot

burn me

Soon you'll be bored

Of this game

And toss me

Casually aside

Moving on to

Newer, shinier toys

I never mattered

But you've got me fooled

For now

I'm hanging

By a tattered thread

Which you swing gently

Towards the flames

Taunting me

With pain

Ever closer

I'm slipping

Sinking

Fading

Falling…

will you catch me?

I wish I could

Look into your eyes

And see the truth…