you are the bewitching sliver i’ll cherish
unforgotten, shining bright
to this day i think of you
i never tossed your boots aside
as my feet remained planted at your gate
but you asked me to leave and shut the door
as the rain poured over my heart
it cracked a little and then a lot
but i had to be brave and forgiving
your hand has burnt too many times
you have sunk up to your knees
your heart was beating very weak
your mind the chaos it released
the sliver of my love that pained you so
it scathed you more than healed the wounds
abridged and unattached
it was easier to be a foe
you said it yourself

© jacob greb — from lovers’ tiff: a ballad

4 thoughts on “sliver

  1. writernotwrong says:

    I am curious what is meant by “your hand has burnt too many times”.

    I like that after all in the end you will keep this person close and consider them friend. I wonder if they ever knew how much they could have meant to ou.

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    1. simon.jacob says:

      It means that they have been greatly hurt in the past by people close to them and I couldn’t take the bad and make it better. I think they couldn’t see how much they meant to me through all their pain.


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