Love should be a living thing

 

Tighten, tighten,

Leave not a single pocket of air,

Between us,

As she drifts on the tide,

Water slowly gaining pace,

Fading away, out of view,

My whole being becomes numb,

Even in the darkest dreams,

I know you’re fragile, delicate,

I’ll go anywhere with you,

Love should be a living thing.

 

My love, my love,

Don’t leave me to go on alone,

Touch me,

I gently kiss her forehead,

My breath sticks in my throat,

I hold onto her hand,

A hollow promise to never let go,

Even in the darkest dreams,

I can feel your heart break,

I’ll go anywhere with you,

Love should be a living thing.

 

Hold on, hold on,

Don’t dare let go of my cold hand,

Don’t let go

I lovingly close her eyes,

I absorb everything she saw,

In a monochrome moment,

Stream of consciousness,

Even in the darkest dreams,

I know if I touch you I’ll break you,

I’ll go anywhere with you,

Love should be a living thing.

 

everdamn

2020

 

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