“A Broken Jar” by La Dispute

July 22, 2012

So here goes, 
one last letter now. One last attempt to make sense.
Who have I been writing to? I’m not sure anymore.
What have I been trying to accomplish? It’s a mystery, I guess.Self-made secrecy. 
Things get cloudy and now all these stories and
 the struggle as an undercurrent–
Both get blurry by the minute both get blurrier.
So which voice is this then that I’ve been writing in? Is it my own or his? 

Has there ever been a difference between them at all? 
I don’t know.
I don’t know.


One last desperate plea.
One last verse to sing.
One last laugh track to accompany the comedy. 

Have I been losing it? Completely losing sanity? Or
Has it been fabricated, fashioned by the worst of me?

I know I knocked the table over because I watched the jar break.
And I’ve been trying to repair it 
Every single stupid day.
But won’t the cracks still show?
No matter how well it’s assembled.
Can I ever just decide to let it die and let you go? 


All my motives and
Every single narrative below reflects that moment when it broke and will I never let it go

No matter.
Now I am throwing all the shards away, discarding every fragment
And fumbling uncertain towards a curtain call that no one wants to happen.
That no one’s going to clap for at all.
But that still has to be.

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