some people, it seems

are abrasive by nature

and most often can unearth reasons

to damage the ones who care

to create faults in those people

to claw and rip at them when they only want to help

to fight and ravage their open arms until

skin is bleeding and torn

fingers puckered and blistered and broken

to only find loneliness and heartache when they recognize that

what's gone is gone

what's done is done

and so their final goal is to destroy them completely

to help compensate a

wounded heart

until they are nothing


but I want those people to know

you only broke my skin