I gave it all I had without reserve or reflection;
I’m not one for cut-and-paste.
Yes, perhaps I tried a little too hard and as such,
ended up pushing you away disengraftedly-
not unlike a sculptor who shaves a shard too much
in his pursuit of perfection,
and is left with a formless, useless waste.
Then, attempting to immortalise you,
he finds he’s crafted me.