Shattered

Remember when I shattered
and you watched me fall apart
I’d hoped you would catch me

But all I did
in the knowledge it would protect me if you’d not
was push you away
outside of my walls
out of my heart

And I shattered again when you let me

While I picked up my pieces
you were there
yet you were not

And all that could protect me
was you outside my walls
out of my heart
and you let me

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She

I counted every freckle
from dawn till dusk
and started over the morning after
for I lost the numbers, to the taste of her skin