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A Broken Cup

Today as I poured cream in my coffee  
With sleepy and unfocused vision  
I watched it swirl and mix in the cup  
Til there was no discernible division  

The coffee calmed after it stirred  
A perfect blend of how it should be  
But the more that I thought about it  
It reminded me of my loveís energy  

I would pour the pure white of it in  
Til it lightened your darkest places  
And it was meant to complement you  
And fill you up, but thatís just the basics  

It would take the bitter blackness  
And it would add so much dimension  
But pouring out that kind of energy  
Can really strain a good connection  

Because your cup was mishandled  
And surely has suffered some blows  
It has all these cracks in the glass  
Some Iíve tried so hard to close  

And I studied hard to find a solution  
One to be the glue that kept you whole  
But the more that I kept shoveling in  
The more and more it drained my soul  

Because I canít hold it all together  
While you pick axe at the seams  
And there is more damage arising  
The flow coming out in little streams  

And now your cup has a hole in it  
I know that my well may run deep  
But If I keep trying to pour more of me in  
It will be my own cup that will deplete  

And no, I wonít try to mend these cracks  
Not when I tried so much to save you  
You are going to have to save yourself  
Or just let the pieces all come unglued  

Iím going to hope that you learn to heal  
Even if youíre hell bent on being damaged  
But I have no more in me to give to you  
So youíll just have to find another bandage
Author's Note
Fix yourself instead of relying on someone else to deal with the mess left in the wake.
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