I see the look in your
a wounded animal
I’m so sorry, you deserve better
let me kiss the pain away
I shoulder the weight
of your sighs
yours - an act so criminal
no amount of kisses can unfetter
the soul’s ache after an ‘I just don’t care’?
The words that escaped
I’d eat them all like shattered glass
To bring the sun back to your eyes
To tape up your broken heart
Acts of indulgence
cry louder than your words of porcelain.
As night follows day, mistrust followed love
with fragments lost, is it possible to go back?
I’ve damaged the nest
you built for me
I broke the windows in our home
There’s nothing I regret more
than bringing winter to your love.
Regret, regret -
always the undoing,
the unspeaking, impossible as the sun
rising anywhere but East; where have our
swallows flown, this stormy love to weather?
Birds soar back as
weather grows warmer
They fly North once again
Returning to climes familiar
like the sparrow, please come home
my heart knew the way
yet I have no map of lips, compass of kisses
and no breadcrumbs left
but tears to navigate the stars with.
Is there no way
to recover the shipwreck?
to turn your gaze upward?
to follow the northern star?
On fiery waves, our flotsam
eternal; all good intentions lead here -
where is north of hell in the mind
but hell ascended?
Is there flint in your
stone walls too tall to mount.
I scream till I’m hoarse
you’ve simply stopped listening.
My soul is ash,
wasteland deep and empty;
after such betrayal it hears nothing
though the heart submits at the whisper of a kiss.
I want nothing more
than to bandage your wounds
to return your smile
you seem to have lost it.
Then, love, hold my broken
in your healing arms.
say nothing but kisses
do nothing but prayers.
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