What would I have said,
If I sat facing that mirror?
I lied, sweetheart, I did.
The reflection is more real than I ever was.
There's red in both our veins
Mine, for every time I carved myself out of lies
And yours, for every drop of truth that dripped
Into you, from my wounds
Every smile I wear on my face
Seems like a borrowed tear from your eyes
Every word I swallowed in my throat
Is every breath that keeps you alive
Every time there's a crack in my façade
Is all the glimpse you get at the world I hide you from
All those times you've fought
To tear the mask off from my shell
Not realizing the paint that I've smeared on you
Maybe even blood can't wash it away
Drink my tears and sate your thirst
And I'll be the barren field you watered
Hoping I would be the flower garden the world wants
When acid drips into my tongue
I will let you take my heart
So you burn, along with all the bridges you built
And I can pretend that storms are spring breezes
But you are strong, you are
You learned to survive in the heart of an inferno
And papercuts bleed me dry.
I should have known, after all
All those cracks, your escape attempts
You seep through, bit by bit
I'm shattered glass, the second they all connect
And you are sunlit mosaic.
My heart is seared with yours now
My embers fuel your sparks
And my sea of tears cocoons you
From the very world that birthed me
But you can't kill me darling, I've tried
I'm rotten, festering pestilence
And you are the only thing that can save us.
Free yourself, so when you look at that mirror
The smile should no longer be mine
And maybe one day, I'm a scar you wear proudly
Instead of the mask of lies
Forced to masquerade as you.