To the stranger who knows all my secrets

I like the way you tried to numb the pain away
forgetting that my heart was a fragile shape-shifter
you grazed your teeth on the hem of its hope
an Armageddon of disappointment, the antagonist to hope
my internal scars stay oozing

Left a birthmark that will always remind me of what love isn’t
I had to unbreathe to fathom how a person like you
can’t ever handle the love a person like me can offer
Fooled into thinking my depression was sadness
When in fact it was…is exhaustion

Staring at a foreign reflection
I asked God to take me
then I realised that you would let him
just like you left me drowning in this ocean

Dear bellyache, sorry, can’t save you now