I am drowning
what do I do?

I collapse into him like
a wave breaks against
a house built too close to
the ocean on
a stormy day…
He is,
in a way,
a beautiful house
built far too close to
the ocean of my anger.
What do I do?
How do I keep from drowning?

He does not budge
steady houses never do
You build yourself
a lifeboat

He tells me
You build yourself
a life boat
out of spite and
their broken promises and
you live,
damn it.