We're sitting outside
Alone in the wind
You ask me
How my life has been
You smile expectantly
I look away
Words can't express
What I have to say
Your smile fades
There's something you've missed
You notice my sleeves
Pulled down way past my wrists
You take my hand gently
You push up the wool
You close your eyes and wonder
How you could have been such a fool
Your pained blue eyes trace
The scars on my arms
You thought that you
Could protect me from harm
I straighten my sleeves
And look to the sky
I think nothing of it
Until you start to cry
The tears on your face
Run free down your cheeks
I'm so ashamed of myself
That I can't even speak
I take you in my arms
We'll both be all right
I smile and I promise
No cutting tonight