when you look at me, what do you see?
a broken soul slowly piecing itself together
a puzzle missing a piece
a person who was, but no longer is?
when you look at the stars
do you realize they died years ago
light the lingering piece of existence
that too becoming dim?
when you look at me, do you see me?
do you see me fading?
do you see me joining the stars?
(is this life)
it slipped through slots in the cage
black oozing down
puddling on my feet
a throbbing mass of oil
staining stark sneakers
i feel the spot it left
ribs protect emptiness
(is this heartbreak)
you pull on heart strands
thinking i dont feel pangs
assuming they snap back smoothly
a rubber band suspended by tension
hearts dont work with spaghetti strings
you wonder why i dont feel joy
why my smile lacks heat of a
stars vacant from my eyes
blackholes enveloping any warmth
i stare back at you
do you need to ask
you already know
you are slowly poisoning me
from the inside out