i cannot carry your heart

by You Have My Word

i cannot carry your heart (i cannot carry it in
my heart) at times it is too heavy to hold (boring
holes into my hollowed horrored chest; it is no
safe place for a heart like yours to be held, my dear)
i fear
you entrust too much (even your last breath), i want
no part (for you are too many parts, my love)
and it’s only death that’s left; an endless aching always has
will be carried in my chest you

desperation is not attractive even on a corpse
(here is hate shoved in like stakes
and heavy clasps others have ripped; the force
of marks like veins riddled with a mockery of life)
there is no rest for neither wicked nor dead

i cannot carry your heart (nor can i care not)