Poetry 101 Rehab: Couldn’t

commitment – no, i
can’t.
you are not quite
enough
for me to break the
habit.

older – yes, i know
you’re aging.
so am i but it
still
doesn’t change my
mind.

underhanded – i’m sure you
think yourself
devious.
scheme and plan
all you like.
nothing changes,
still.

life – it’s not
long
and commitments
can be broken.
watch them break,
glass
against concrete.

defeat – admit it,
i win
again.
i won’t let you
win
so don’t try.

new – situation only
the pattern is the
same.
cycle around long
enough,
maybe you will
learn
from your mistakes.

~~~

time – running thin
drawn
so far, so long
so vast,
that one day
you expect it
to simply
snap.

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