it wasn't meant to be this way
me you everything falling apart late now why? after all this work, this too, too solid flesh it eats at us. addiction a dirty word, a dirtier secret absurd 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.]