Reach out

and take my hand.


as the ground underneath you


and I watch you fall


into that perfect darkness.


Would it have been too much

for me

to not have lead you astray?


Claimed I was onto something


and you followed,

because you believed.


Turns out I was lying to myself.

Turn by turn,

you fell into addiction.


Every time,

it gets easier

after that first time.


I see in your eyes

that you trusted me,

as the ground beneath your feet

gives way.


In them,

there is no hint of accusation,

just a look

of total disbelief

that I failed you.



HG – 2020

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