the way music can lose its shape

did you not see how I ran to you like
a humble servant, willing to feed
you my dreams, as my beating heart
lay on a silver platter?

my hands fed the lips of your soul
with glimpses of what we ‘could be’
and you lapped at them like a hungry dog
who lost his master long ago

out of my throat sang sacred words like
true love
and you strung them together like a
master carpet weaver, looping
full color & brilliance into the rug
where our dreams of a life together
lay in wait

but then you began to unravel
this grand tapestry
pulling at the threads with
impatience and selfishness
I so easily told you “I am sorry”
and took them into my own aching hands
for fear our dreams
may lose their shape

it was only after my bloody fingers
could no longer feel the strings
that pieced our fairy tale together
that I realized I was the master composer
and you were simply playing
your designated role in my tragedy

I was the writer of every joyous sound
and the lyrist of all our sad notes
because it was me, and only me,
that sang the tales of forever regarding
your heart and mine
and it was me who created the fantasy
in order for it to fall apart

so with numb fingers and
the curtain falling to the floor
I say we have played this song long enough
the threads are bare and frayed
we have paid the price, my carpet weaver

breathe with me one last time
and let it all go
to begin living again
in our own separate realities

a spinner of threads
and a grand musician
producing their own creations
in harmony with the needs of their own self

rather than fumbling and failing
in a trade
they do not belong

the way music can lose its shape


Kansas City, United States

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the fat lady has sang.

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