You say

'Love'

is something you say

'Hate'

is too strong to use

But it's the only word I can

use

when it comes to you

You say

'Stupid'

and I say

'You are'

And you said you promised

To never give me a

Scar

Too late now

I'm covered head to

toe

My insides scattered

High and

Low

Bloodied wrists

No cuts

Bruised face

No love

You said

'Thicker skin'

I said

'Mines as thick as yours is thin'

Dinner table

War zone

Yelled at until somebody

Calls the home phone

Then its smiles

That doesn't reach the eyes

When the phones down

Civility would be a nice

surprise

Those words

You scream

They hurt

You know

But your heart is

covered in ice cold

snow

Why don't you see

How much it hurts

When you say that

You are more important

Than anything else in my life

(just videogames)

My might-be-friends are all

scared away

By your furious look

Your red face

Your hands

They shake

When you silently say

'If you hate it so much; just run away'

You can't remember the tears

But you remember the

meant-to-be-comforting touches

As they say together

In harmony

'The neighbours will hear - don't you dare scream!'

Your mother speaks

in this shakingly calm voice

'I know you're acting out;

Why all the noise?

I'm being civil you see'

Sure I do

As you see the things

That are down to you

You say

'Stupid'

I say

'You are'

And you storm away

And I think

to wish upon a falling

star.