For you, I’d lie

I broke,

Failing in all the ways,

They said I would.

Dripping down the street,

Painting pictures in my sleep

And if I could,

For you,

I’d lie

 

People who see me,

Shake their heads and sigh.

They imagine the blood from his lips,

Has run streaks in my sky.

They gift me puzzles from a time,

That would not keep-

That were not mine.

 

I laughed.

Two months – tight bound,

Only to find,

I have woken in a bed,

That isn’t mine.

And as much as I want to,

I know,

I would be no good for you.

Failing in all the ways,

They said I would.

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The flood

Dust has settled.

Though if you look closely,

Marks like those,

Never really leave.

The land has morphed,

In truth,

It is all we have.

The ground has stopped,

Shifting,

Breaking.

It will return though,

As we both know,

Dams and bridges can tame nothing.

You think by now you would have realised-

Low lying areas flood first.