The Tally

Balancing the scales and counting the cost

There’s only so much that one can do

To avoid the pain of terrible memories

Progress can be such a fragile thing

The unending, unwanted and insidious

Exposure to the perpetrator

So poorly disguised

Is too much

I cannot do it alone

And so I’m counting the cost

Of a friendship lost

Versus this casual pain

Should I remain

~ kei
27 September 2015