And so it falls apart
The monster inside picks at the crumbs
Savoring every last flavor
As the remaining heart goes numb.
You took yours a long time ago
Encased it in steel
To protect yourself from reality
To protect yourself from what’s real.
I was too stubborn to stop you
I just kept dreaming,
Living in an alternate reality,
While you kept bleeding out in front of me.
You pick at my defenses,
You shout at my tears,
But I kept quiet and numb,
Even after all these years.