The Argument: Part 2
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I don't forgive you. I won't forgive you, but I will try. Well, that's a lie. I don't want you to skim around my feelings and cheat me. It's not fair. It's not right.
You claimed your love. You wrote it with a kiss and your tears. How can you not give us a try? The chance is not lost. Your love is not lost.
I can't forgive you for igniting hope, for telling me that it's in my soul. The capture, the intrigue, your love. The dare to spew such music and take the grant away.
I don't forgive you. I can't. I won't.
Your taste. The cherry blossoms. The first day of spring. The birth reviving my life. My pulse dimmed but then your fingers brushed along my lower back, along my jaw, along the crane of my neck.
Your taste. The maple syrup on the breakfast pancakes. The chirrup ballade of the noon sun. My lips frowned a little but then your feet wrapped my toes, held them tight and warm, and your hair tangled near my cheeks.
I'm not a liar
Don't make it sound like I am
My love is true but inattentive
'Cause yes, there is someone else
Yes, I found someone new
You're the one who walked away
You're the one who said that you couldn't stay
And bear to see my broken self
So, I didn't ask
I didn't beg and scream and shout
Your weakness wasn't my strength
What difference would it make?
No blame and punishment for your grievance
No source of attack or anger
You did your best
You tried to mend and default your strength
But you needed me more
You craved what you could not repay
There's no shame
And I understand
And I forgive
But please understand me
I deserve to falter and fall
Scrape my knees and blister my soles
Be fragile and brittle
So, please believe me
I don't blame you
You couldn't stay to cradle me and protect
You had your own demons to abate