What a lofty task it is
to tell you of Mankind's biggest foe,
if you have yet to feel the pangs of Heartbreak yourself.
It is like telling a blindman of color.
But the time will come,
when you will experience that inevitable encounter
with this ruthless brood;
and I dare not leave you unprepared.
So I will tell you only this of Heartbreak.
Heartbreak yearns to be every word that defines you.
So brace yourself, my poor fellow,
for it won't stop until everything you are
becomes synonymous with it.
Envy is a most hideous thing
but oh how I covet the flowers
whose petals remain delicate
even as they endure nature's
most violent tantrums.
The Violent Listener
You found a way to twist my tongue-
my words became disfigured.
Your hands wrung around each uttered verse-
and loosened when they withered.