Tainted And Used

by, Cassandra

I don't know what it is you want from me.
I keep trying to give my all, but
Sometimes… it's just not enough.

Do you want to see me cry?
Is that why you won't just
Let me live my own life?

Talking doesn't help, and frankly,
I'm all talked out.
Just shut your mouth.

Words are mine to weave,
To manipulate into something…
Almost true.

Isn't that what you want?
Truth. Pure, simple.
Not likely
.

But I can't give you what you want.
Because there's nothing "true"
About this girl in front of you.

I told you once, I've told you twice.
I've given you all I can…
You don't settle for anything less.

But I don't settle for tainted and used.