do not stop your warm words,
cozy in their non-truth.

and days like today,
tonight,
I can feel you,
inside my head,
in my blood.

but soon you will be gone,
desperate aching need,
and I will be reminded,
I am real,
I exist.

I cannot look at you,
for everything beautiful,
I turn my eyes upon,
withers and fades,
and you are too perfect,
for me to ever lose.

sh-shattered,
scattered,
whiskey eyes,
drink them in,
and end this easy.

Banging wrists on doorways,
stars on your hands,
do no good to save you,
they belong to the sky.