—Take care with those
Who fall for you.
—I won’t. Nobody
Forced them to.
—You must know
What they’re going through.
—I don’t. I can’t relate.

—What you break
Can’t be repaired.
—The fragile-hearted
Won’t be spared.
—You aren’t moved
By the love declared?
—No. I can’t feel its weight.

—What they give,
You shred apart.
—I try to warn them
From the start.
—So, offering
A care-filled heart—
—Won’t change this vacant state.