When the air cools and you feel the pull
Of other fingers on your hair
When my soft whispers no longer lull you to sleep
And your warm stomach no longer nestles into my back
When all the things I thought were true
When you had me and I was new
All of those little loves.
Still scaffold the bones of me.
So please. Please. Please
Be kinder dear. Be kind.
You have hit fast forward
While I still rewind.
Be gentle on this fragile thing
Remember, you once made it sing
She might seem shiny and full of life
The potential to be a perfect wife
But I shone too… at the start
Before you stomped on my living heart.