"How Does Breathing Hurt"
Help me understand how breathing can hurt
To understand the stalking burn that
lies, patiently waiting, behind every memory.
Explain to me how a still sleep will
tire it and make it leave.
Don't turn the beast on me and let it haunt my
every waking moment.
Will your face not be outlined in every shadow I see?
Tell me again how I'm not worth
the fight for breath.
Perhaps repetition will help me comprehend
and accept your selfishness.
You made me,
now don't destroy me by removing all that I live for
and have grown to love
since my first day.