assumptions presupposed

thought i was, thought it was

i only thought and did not know

words seek to comfort yet voices

from the distant past

in a darkened room leave me

shaking and cold and lost

forsaken in my stupidity

why am i still standing here

lay down the pen or the sword

to simply walk away

none made none broken a promise

undefined by time yet even as i think

time slides back to the point when

i walked away and now i don’t know

i just can’t remember

so i’ll stay and remind myself

that she was never really me

and that the rooms are filled

with voices simply by me unheard