Alanis’ Jagged Little Cento

Why are you

so petrified

of silence?

I’m not gonna

fade as soon

as you close

your eyes.

I’m doing this

for your own

damn good.

I’m brave

but I’m



You scan the

credits for

your name

and wonder

why it’s

not there.

We all had


in our heads.

Wait until

the dust


That’s not

lip service.

It’s a long way

down on this

roller coaster.

Life has a funny way

of sneaking up

on you.

I don’t want to be

a substitute for

your fractured heart

and its wounded beat.

What goes around

never comes around

to you.

So forgive me, love.

-Jacob R. Moses

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