Shredded Life

Written by: Zaida Ruiz

Your silence only 
ampliphies the lies
And keeps problems and 
doubts well fed
Comfort and trust
quickly sicken and die
What's left is a shell of a 
memory
a life 
Shreds of things we've 
built together
Float through the still, stale 
air
of betrayal
a desolate place where 
decisions are hard
and consequences seem 
heavier
than the mistakes that 
gave birth to them
In these periodic moments 
of paralyzing sadness
I consider jumping off 
the side of this island
Into the unknown
with nothing but a leaky 
raft
of pain, broken oars to 
guide myself further into 
solitude and the leftover 
vows we couldn't keep