stop trying to
i won't accept any help
that you try to give,
you should have left me in the ice,
never tried to dig me out with short, bloodied fingernails,
so inadequate, when faced with such a task.
a spark won't help much,
a flame will make me despair,
a full-blown fire only causes me to cry.
i'm not worth the effort,
even though i feel i know you,
but you don't know me
yet when i flinch in reaction,
you know why,
and you know more than you let on.
even though i still think you should have moved on by now.
that wasn't you,
it doesn't ring true the way you smile.
i think that i'm done,
but this is enough,
and i appreciate the faith,
but you should have left
me in the ice,
it would be better for everybody.
your efforts are futile
though i still know
that you'll join me in this colden water.
and expected to see a paradise.
instead, they found a frozen wasteland.