have been polite, have been subtle,
masquerading the lack of mettle
have lied to self, been loud to convince
over n over tried to rinse.

have been harsh..tried being direct
pushed them off the mental precinct
explained the truth to the seemingly obtuse
ended up having one less option to choose

measured up the soul..started off from scratch
at every turn found the lurking catch
used up brute force..hard rebooted the machine
blinded my eyes to the chaos to be seen

turned off the light.. to lose you in dark
opportunity you sensed.. and made your mark
now on my knees, hoping for the “cya”
do me a favor, go away will ya..