Sharpen the Knife

Sharpen the Knife

You wished the lights switched off so
They’re off. What do you want me to say
Repeat the lie that I destroyed your life?

You’d like me to know how much you hurt
I do feel blood but it’s not yours
Dripping from myself and others
You tossed so softly down the stairs

You didn’t knife straight through my heart
Just through the hopes it kept locked up
Surgery one of your masteries

So why did we fail?
I lied to myself
You took my lies
Polished them and made them yours

You taught me what was bad was good
(For a while supremely good)
That I should never trust a memory

But you knew who you were
Told me what you weren’t
Once upon a time I lived to believe it
You still do

There’s no chapel for our sort of union
But our  bands still good for scratching walls
That you made all face you