they build me up just to watch me
b r e a k
looking for each tiny piece they can
take
because individual parts matter more
than the whole entity

if only it were true, if only
if only, if there's a will
there's a way, if only i could will myself
to find a way but
the tiny pieces i'm composed of don't add up to much

there's nothing left to give, i gave up
all there was for them to take
drained, emptied, collapsed
my entity dissolved when

he walked away.

11-18-2010