Dereliction

Missing simpler times
When the heart was lacking yet unfractured
Longing for something that was unknown

Broken apart
Misled about what was given
Dejected and defeated

Ignorance was bliss

Dereliction turns to self derision
Deficiencies blaring and distinct
To live is to decline
A familiar tune, reprised

Is it better to have gained and lost
Than to never have at all?
Heart sings a different tune

Calculation and deduction
Imply a common factor
The self is to blame

Evidence indisputable

Dereliction turns to self derision
Deficiencies blaring and distinct
To live is to decline
A familiar tune, reprised