“So what if this house should burn down?
For once there may be warmth
inside these dreary walls…”
Why are you so cold
Why does your heart never thaw
Who should I be where should I go
For your anger to be satisfied
Would it matter if I brought bread down from heaven
Why do you despise me so that you can’t even hide?
Why don’t you ever look at me?
The pendulum swings. Both ends sting
But not love. Never love
I’m tired of making excuses, hiding behind you
I’m tired of you hiding behind me
Come out and show your true skin
Perhaps it were better when your anger wasn’t suppressed, yes. That’s it.
When you snapped, and mocked and spat and scolded
Maybe you got tired of trying and closed your heart completely
Now you look my way and don’t even see me
I know it must be true. I’m barely alive, I’m dead to you
You wrote me off long ago
And now I’m just an errant ghost invading your home
I’ve seen you do it before, to others
How do you forgive those who mean you harm and resent me for accidental slights
How I’ve tried, sliced
And tested my words in fire
Still they taste to you sour