no blame and punishment for your grievance
no source of attack or anger
you did your best
you tried to mend and default your strength
but you needed me more
you craved what you could not repay
there’s no shame
and I understand
and I forgive
but please understand me
I deserve to falter and fall
scrape my knees and blister my soles
be fragile and brittle
so, please believe me
I don’t blame you
you couldn’t stay to cradle me and protect
you had your own demons to abate

© jacob greb — from lovers’ tiff: a ballad

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