angst cycle (iii) — [А] (iii)

i think
the fact
that i expect
she’s hurting too
is why
i’m more likely
to try and talk
again

if it were only my pain
beyond doubt
the best thing
would be to shut up
and stay shut up
the cut

but
that was actually
her choice

though only
by timing

i think
i’s stick
with this cut

it’s the best