He apologizes for being grumpy
As if he had glared at a stranger in a crowd
Or dropped food on the carpet
Not the way he should for belittling her,
And the years she had spent by his side.
Through tears and triumphs
A rock for him to cling to
In any situation.
And now, she begins to crumble,
But he cannot see
It is he that chisels away at her worth
It is he that can bring her smile back
It is his cold shoulder that causes her to crack.