She Fell

She+Fell+

she let herself fall

each time as painful as the last

each time surprised by what didn’t last

 

she let herself fall

trusting in him

he let her down

she let him win

 

she let herself fall

hopeless within

feeling the pain all over again

 

she let herself go

a new kind of way

different and beautiful

she begged him to stay

 

only in dreams did this ever occur

for her courage was found only in liquor

 

and during the day

she hid with a smile

broken and crushed by her fear of the wild

 

shameless boys, wicked girls

all who could talk and she not a word

yet in denial, she was okay

letting it go, his memory stayed.