Foolish Expectations

I thought in you, I found a friend
One who would be there until death
We fought like good friends do
So I began holding my breath

There was a day when I knew
You didn’t want me to know you
It was after many things you said
hammered at once inside my head

Foolish expectations
I knew you well enough to know
One day you’d break out of here
And wouldn’t call before you’d go
Foolish expectations
Made messes of you & me
But l knew I’d be cut free
Cause It was less than you
assumed it would ever be
My lack of clarity vanished when
I pulled an apple from the tree
Once I saw there was no me in we

If was such an awful teenager
If I was a heartless reckless nerd
and you knew I wasn’t changing
You didn’t say a single word

There was an attack via silence
The tell was in your secret plans
And years later you bitched that
You left with nothing in your hands

Foolish expectations
You knew me enough to know
You’d break out of here one day
You wouldn’t call before you’d go
Foolish expectations
Made messes of you & me
But I knew you’d cut me free
Cause it was less than you
assumed it would ever be
My lack of clarity vanished when
I pulled that apple from the tree
Once I saw there was no me in we

Once I saw there was no me in we

April 16, 2020

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