I know that in this car wreck we call a relationship
I’m just the collateral damage
I’m the tree you ran into when you swerved left
You missed the doe and hurt me instead
Struck yourself on my branches
Now we’re both left to bleed
Why couldn’t you just have been careful?
Looked where you were going?
I don’t understand why you weren’t more mindful
I don’t understand why you never cared
Am I worth that little to you?
Am I that mundane?
I thought for a moment I could believe the lies you told me
I thought you believed them too
Now we’re here
Broken and bent
Impaled and hurt and folded against one another
Next time I hope you keep your car on the road
I wish you would have driven by and left me
where I was in the forest