We should’ve tried harder

We should’ve helped each other better
Given selfless care
We should’ve seen the other’s pain hiding under hair
We should’ve noticed different things
Looked around for more
We should’ve wished for both of us the feel of loving whole

You could’ve found belief in me
Peered beneath veneer
You could’ve held aloft my depths without those notes of fear
I could’ve found our disconnect
Uncovered how you felt
I could’ve hushed the darkness up and let out light instead

But this we didn’t do for us
We didn’t know to know
Now here we are the both of us reaping what we sow
We might’ve tried harder if
We certainly would’ve too
We should’ve but we didn’t know what we didn’t know to do

Tomos James