The Road You're On

You donít have the money to feed your kids  
And you worry all the time  
About how you will afford the gas to get to work each day  
The backyard needs mowing  
And the carpets are spotted in filmy grays and browns  
Legos beating up the bottom of your feet
And toys you didnít realize were around anymore †
Plodding in clustered corners †
Like forgotten weeds †
While you struggle vehemently  
With your insides  
Wondering if anyone can love you †
Really love you †
Because the apocalypse of age  
Looms recklessly closer †
And your veneer of confidence †
Tired and beaten †
Verges on utter collapse.
You thought maybe he loved you  
So you gave and gave †
Until you were handing out offerings  
From your internal cesspool,  
Still giving, nonetheless. †
He doesnít love you after all, does he? †
And slipped away in the dead of night  
With all your cash  
And your last stick of gum †
That you needed †
Because you are all out of toothpaste  
And donít get paid for another †
Week. † †  
You donít give your love away for free  
Anymore and now your heart darkens  
Just a tiny bit more...  
And youíll never get over this one,  
You know that, †
Because you gave him everything †
And now you have nothing left.†
Written by Virginiapetal
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