someone please buy me a box of matches

look at all the things i have to burn!
let me list them:
  (with the wrong person)
  (with my closest)
wasted hours on things that didn't pay off
  ('you're complaining about a B?')
one hundred unsent love letters
and over a thousand poems
directed at the wrong people.

look at all the things i have to burn,
i can't use a lighter.
these things take time to consume,
because i work faster
than any other.

i want to start over
this time i can see it,
i can see the mistakes coming.
but you know what?
i'll have a box of matches.