I took a tumble for you, dear

Stairs are no object in this
twisted game as heel slips
off concrete
Let’s call it an accident

Dog leash wraps
around ankles and calves
Canines out of harm’s way
and you are, too.

It’s not my fault – I was tied up, don’t you see?
If I tumble we all fall down.

Hollow threats but you know they mean nothing
threaten to expose your words to the world
and you run, not out of concern for my heart
but worry for your physical hurt

I see through you and laugh
You are not who I thought you were.

I would die for you
and you won’t stand up for me.