House Of Glass

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I decided love was like a garden
I decided that I would tend to ours
I decided you were more than worth it
By far the sweetest of all the flowers

I decided I would give you water
I decided your place was in the sun
I decided that I’d protect your petals
From anything I could protect them from

I built a house of glass
Around you where you stood
I never thought to ask
Anybody if I should

I decided when the thunder clapped above us
I decided when the lightning split the sky
I decided when the greenhouse started leaking
That I need a place to hide

I decided that I would run for cover
I decided I’d be better off alone
I decided we should have seen this coming
So I started throwing stones

I broke that house of glass
Around you where you stood
I never thought to ask
Anybody if I should

I decided when the storm was over
I decided I’d clean the mess I made
I decided that I would try to find you
But the storm washed you away


 - May 2022 -                                                                                                                                  #574