So you can’t do much to me really

But pretend and talk of pastures

I fall into it;

Like I was taught to do.

Both arms outstretched

Falling backward

Into an abyss.

I know you have no will;

The lack of sacrifice leaves more hanging

Than you could possibly carry.

The burden is mine to bear

The “will he or won’t he”

When the certainty is already known

But I am far too naive

To even begin to see it.

So since you’ve no strength

Let us just pretend

You can take me away

Love me like you promise

Do any one of the things you say,

So that tomorrow

I can lick the wound

And pretend

You never happened.

innocence lost