Tremendous expectations embroidered
the speckles of his green eyes
intertwined with assumption of honesty,
the laws I created were carelessly broken.
Disappointment shattered into jagged
edges that punctured my skin
with each failed attempt to demonstrate
an honorable display of growth.
Inability for genuine trust became
the destruction of our togetherness.
The need for absolute perfection
clouded transparency of good intentions.
I obtained the power to exchange disbelief
with hope and enlightenment,
by limiting the impact of fear
on my ability to succeed by failure first.