I read the words of strangers
And so many of them ring in my mind,
Exploding with the exact memories of someone I have never met
That mimic mine so closely.
Sometimes I even think for the split second of reaction
That someone I knew might have written these words
And then all sense returns and I realise it is simple similarity.
Suddenly the wave breaks.
I was well and now I'm not.
I was floating, even drifting,
But then the vicious white surf tickles my hair,
As I look up to see the entire body of the wave collapse on me.
And below the water,
Watching the submerged air bubbles all around,
I realise I'm alone again.
your hands they work like levees
and you stop me when you've had enough
build up my walls cause you couldn't handle it all
monsters hide under me
lurking in the darkest corners
inching towards the faintest smell of blood
crave the warmth between their teeth
but your hands
they work like levees
when you've had too much
it will not be enough.
i will sneak in through the smallest crack
if you give me the chance
walls will crumble like babylon
and i will be relieved
i will get everything i need
not too much
i will snap your hands
smash your levee down
First the sun
Warm and gold
Then the wind
Swift and bold
Of all that I know
Little I remember; little I behold
Fearing it is my last... I gasp for breath.
A scent like no other
Fills my emptied soul
Memories flood into me
Like a perilous undertow
A wave catches me
And carries my soul
I am full again.
Wonder pulsates through my veins
Living is no longer in vain
Blood warms my extremities
Chasing fond memories
Once again, I begin
For the moment, I am
I see... I breathe... I believe.
For the moment, no end
To stop me
No fear to paralyze
No wounds to hide
A moment of peaceful bliss
All tears subside
I will let this wave carry me.
I don't fight the current
I let it take me
where it wants
Not out of bravery
But from my addiction
To wonder... and clarity
The wave, I understand so late, rumbles and looms larger than expected.
I wade forward in surrender. Waiting.
Drawing closer, the tow low and powerful, I know that the shore is no longer attainable.
As the crest nears, I see in it things I am not prepared to face....
Regret, Sadness and Fear all churn violently as I seek passage.
Rise. Float. I wait silently and accept.
I long to float above into forgotten still waters, peaceful currents.
The wave presses me close. I feel its chilling power and succumb.
I remember. Agonize over choices made and consequences realized.
Rise. Float. Dream of still water and peaceful currents.
hold yourself back
than anyone else
it's not your
blah blah blah
it's your thoughts
on the environment
that you can change
if you wanted
had a vision
for what you want
or you can let someone
like me change it
Heavy hearted and light-headed I stand,
my musing eyes open wide like the sea.
Desperation clutching my shelled heart’s hand,
longing for the right opportunity.
Two frigid feet bound by time’s iron clasp
buried deeply underneath sandy grit,
long hidden from warmth or water, they gasp,
and to the aqueous nectar forfeit
as it trickles, healing like tears streaming
down a child’s freshly salted red cheeks
and breath of clean air upon pain’s leaving,
as assured as the wave’s return, seeking
to lift tender soles from their timid rest,
soothing the yearning ache within my chest.
When she rushes
Like a crashing wave
Like a gust of wind
Like a summer's day breeze
Like a happy pup,
This is her love
Washing over you
Of her heart
Her mind blinded
At the sight of you,
All for you
Never ever let go...
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