Failed

I failed to see
the writing on the wall
and inwardly knew
that a lifetime with you
was no longer a true option at all

I failed to be
your oak standing tall –
my innards and roots,
the lies and the truth,
were no stronger at the rise then the fall

I failed to sing
the mockingbird’s song –
off-key, not attuned
and inopportune
there is no chance of you hearing my call

I failed at being
the man all along
but deep down you knew
not a moment too soon
there was no chance of you hearing it all

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