i was hoping it was a lie

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i resent all the parts of you
that are clearly me
reflected back
in the mirror we call love

then hate
and hurt
and fear
break the mirror

and the pieces
draw blood

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what i did i thought needed be done

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i had an ache in my shoulder
from falling asleep tangled
and a tightness in my chest
just from being awake

you had mumbling dreams
as i listened in the dark
we had light in our eyes
and they all said so

my shoulder is better
from not sleeping at all
but it aches everywhere else
just from being awake

you’ll keep dreaming
without me listening
the light was all mine
and they all said so