Stay away

I always know the right thing to say
Though never until it’s far too late.
I always know when to hold my tongue
Though never have I given it weight.

I know what hits.
I know what maims.
I know what cuts
Through the deepest veins.

When all I can ever do is hurt,
And all I can ever be is hurt,
Why do you even try to love me?
Why don’t you just run and shove me?

Stay away, love. Stay away.
Look for a new sun on a new day.