Breathing, swallow
Keep the cadence as
Sidewalks crumble beneath your feet.

(The truth you know but cannot bear.)

Swaying beats,
Collide, collapse
Onto the cushion beneath you that
Supports your weary
(heart)

Legs stretch, fall,
Breathe, lift,
Straining against the acid that
Burns within your eyes.

Your gaze falls like nails and
Your words drip like toxin.
(But nothing's ever tasted so desirable.)

Taste, touch,
Need, love,
Wish I could change
(But the concrete's been poured.)

Forgive me for you
(Don't believe what you see,)

Multifaceted wishes, faces;
This enigma of you
Unfailingly besets.

One touch of silken sandpaper,
One love of frozen fire.

And I've never been so lost.

So collide, collapse,
Onto the cushion beneath you that
Supports your weary heart.
Legs stretch, fall,
Breathe, lift,
Straining against the acid
That burns upon your lips.