Faded Cracks and Fixes

I will 
write you off as a failure
a disappointment
a waste of time and breath and space
a waste of tears and words and energy. 
I will tell whoever will listen
that you were a smudge on an otherwise clean piece of paper
it’s only
       I think (I know) 
I cannot think of you in any other way. 
It cannot be your fault
that you broke me as badly as you did
     I can (I hope)
fix myself so 
perfectly that the cracks
barely show. 


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