the better side
of things, but here
alone with my thoughts
will rest, sleep.
The broken pieces lay here, spread
on the ground my bleeding heart, shattered
but if there’s a chance, I’ll take it
for you I’ll fight--
but as you leave today the light,
the smile fades away again,
Another chance, here
turn around and laugh, hear me
hear me say you need to stay
this time, the clock will stop
frozen, its hands unmoved, untouched.