I couldn’t say don’t leave,
For my heart strings sew my mouth shut.
I couldn’t even grieve
When our elastic ties were cut.
I couldn’t watch your back
When you needed it safeguarded.
Now we’re parted, due to lack
Of interest, plea disregarded.
I couldn’t express myself
And how much I want to change.
This week Andy Townend chose the prompt couldn’t, which brought an image of something or someone defeatist/defeated, and some form of poetry spilled forth.