"She Can't Save Him" by Lisa Brokop


She can hear his car as it pulls in the drive

She can whisper a prayer

Thank God he's alive 

She can meet him at the door

Catch him when he falls

She can even believe

That it isn't his fault

But she can't save him



She can make his coffee

In the cold light of day

She can make his excuses, tell the boss

He'll be late

She can wave at the neighbors

Then kiss him goodbye

And not say a word about what happened 

Last night

But she can't save him



Sometimes she dreams that he's caught in a stream

And the water keeps pulling him down

She reaches for him as he pulls her in 

She wakes just before she drowns



She can remember the man that he was

And still shed a tear for the man hes become

She can live in that house until the day

She sees that it's only herself she can save

Cause she can't save him



And that day she'll know she hasn't failed 

Cause nothing can change until he saves himself



She can't save him