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hating what you've done to me
and said to me
restless from too many times
staying awake at night
not knowing what you're thinking
when words are different from actions
are different from intentions
you don't know exactly what you want
so how can I begin to guess?
all I ask for is a chance
to show you I do not have to be
what you think I am
but don't think I'm changing myself
just to suit your needs
my heart is not a toy
to be thrown and tossed about
giggled at when it falls to frozen ground
shatters into pieces of sharp blood ice
try to pick it up to make things better
but careful not to cut yourself
on bitter fragments of broken dreams
and don't stand too close
my own open wounds
might stain your all-too-perfect surface

Amber R. Day


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