pounding this pavement

alone again

i know these sidewalks too well.

i turn around again

with my heart in my hands

and wind up at your door.

outstretched arms await

fires of other nights keep you warm

while burning me

with ice cold words

you turn away again

shy from the feeling of tears

hiding apathy

you can't break what was never whole

these sidewalks are always longer

when they lead away from you

littered with promises

echoes of "i'm sorry"

i don't want to walk alone anymore.

-January 26th 2007