By Briana Kassia
Date: 2009 Jun 10
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wrack and ruin
a heart cannot float free
in the wreckage of a fight

you claw your way into me
you collar and cage and leash me
and I only cry for release
when you hold me down
and lash me

the fear
enraged anxiety
your shitty day
on my shoulders
I was there for you
as always
you hear one word wrong
on a call
and you lose your ever-loving mind
and suddenly you can't believe a word I say
because I insist I didn't say
what you thought you heard

and as the riptide tears us apart
we are left floating hearts
on the brinefoam
never knowing if the next wave
will swamp us
and we sink