Hard Heart

I don't want to break your spirits 

like mine have been broken,

but that's what I'm doing. 


It's like I can't help it.


I can't stop the critical words 

from departing my lips.


It's an involuntary reflex

like a knee-jerk reaction.


I don't want my hard heart

to hurt you anymore

because it causes me pain too.


I want to be kind to you;

I wish I could be 

a soft place to land.


I want to help you become better

just like you are making me

a better person too.

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