Damn my stars

and dip the ladle

in the bucket for another sip

from the poison well.

I thought you were angry

and I said I was sorry.

I thought you were selfish

and I tried to give more.

I thought you were sad.

and I tried to be funny.

I thought you were hurt

and I tried to make it better.

I thought you didn't care

and I tried not to.

Now I'm angry

and selfish

and sad

and hurt

and I don't care.

I'll take another sip.

The water can't kill me

But if I keep drinking

I'll never get well