and if i never get better
it's just as well
each word you speak is hell
colorless cheeks
ribboned lapels
the tale the tape hiss tells.

you are a defeated smile
hanging just below the eyes;
i am the off-chance
anybody notices

it is in this
small room
shoveling twenty years of snow
you and i will come to know
the nothing that is coming.
it is in this
wounded bird of a heart
i will finally apologize
but it will sound far too much
like goodbye.
Please never stop posting. Thanks.

"Success is as dangerous as failure. Hope is as hollow as fear." - from Tao Te Ching