I apologise
But I do not understand
The reason for insignificance
For indifference
In this world where so little means so much
Don't you see
I am not after permanence
Or happiness,
Or innocence.

Such striking nostalgia,
And the courage of sadness
Uninhibited, the abandonment of tears
In a public place.

Think carefully before
You waste me away:
I cannot take too much
Before I break down,
You see

And you weave your way across my soul
With ballet shoes
And you do not stop to pirouette
Or embroider my heart
With your artistic flourishes
Of beauty:
You pass over me
At a brisk pace
And I wish you wouldn't.