me you everything falling apart late now why?
after all this work, this too, too solid flesh
it eats at us.
a dirty word, a dirtier secret
I’ve tried to walk the straight and narrow
falling faster, falling sparrow
it ate you up, mauling marrow.
And you presumed
me always covering your dirty tracks
I won’t regret the giving I gave
the saving you, save this.
This road. You paved.
It is not mine to walk.
Sometimes walking away
is the only way to say
i love you.
[update: this poem isn't about me, in case you were worried. i wrote it for a friend who is going through a difficult time and whose strength and beauty in the midst of pain inspired this poem.]