angst cycle (iii) — [ƞ] (iv)

if she promised
she’d not commit
her treachery

if I worked
at the only cause
i know for it

i think
i’d get
her greater care
to hide it

provided it was successful
would work

but if it failed
and it’s failed enough

it’s the treachery
and my peculiar fracture line for it
that’s why
i have to hold
the cut