Slip slap

click clack

drip drip

drop

patter patter

the rain comes down,

the fire roars and

splatters wet ash

on the oriental rug

from water

down the chimney.

quit trying

to drive me insane

with your

madness.

i am stronger than

you realize.

i was your friend

and

i loved you

as a friend loves

but you discarded everything

like a petulant child

annoyed that you

couldn’t figure out

how the toy worked,

frustrated that

pushing a button

had no effect

you kept trying

until you broke everything good

and new.

You ruined the first rain of the season

tap

tap

tap

the drain is clogged

the green in the garden

greener

the sky grey

the air cold.

i will politely

close the door

on you

on us

and

let it

become

history.

Some people

are not

worth

the fight

for

Honor is a word

wasted.

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