the best of me

bitterness
welcomes my misery
enjoys my pain
it settles inside
waiting patiently
growing quietly
I can feel it
festering
spreading
these negative feelings
are getting the best of me

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me and you, you and me

you feel the way I feel
bursting with love and feelings
and indescribable things
it settles inside and spreads
not quite fireworks
but the soothing warmth
of a burning flame

you hurt the way I hurt
the crushing silence
of life’s broken promises
we thread our hands
and chant “us against the world”
as the fabric that holds us close
unravels at your words