walk on...

hey, you can't play with people's lives
like marionettes, girl.

you can't make them dance.
you can't.

these are hearts that bleed and break
just like yours does.

it's not a game, girl.

these things are real
and so are you,
and what you break
can't always be mended.

pretty words that
leave your mind when they
hit the page
just don't exist.

so tread carefully,
girl.
toe the line here,
walk on eggshells.