Everything moves slower underwater
Have you ever noticed?
Limbs floating aimlessly
Gliding through the current
Each strand of hair suspended
Following the tug of your scalp
No matter how fast you dance with the waves
Time stands still
Keeping you under
Romanticizing your every motion
You’re so bewitched
It’s too late to notice you’re drowning.
Every day with you felt like summer
But we all forgot August is hurricane season.
You broke my heart
We broke the bed
One support at a time
But it all came crashing down eventually.
You were the sweet poison infecting my veins
But I didn’t care.
Pieces shattered on the ground surround me
Not microscopic fragments
Because then I would have walked away
What would have been the use?
Left to become dust
These broken pieces were sturdy
Or so I thought
Each time I thought I had collected all the pieces in my arms
One would appear
Out of the blue
The final remnant
Let me collect this
Then I could be whole again
Only, this heavy piece sent
The pile I had been cradling
Crashing to the ground
And so, I start again
One by one
As if nothing had ever happened.
I flipped a switch
The same switch
The same room
As if something else would happen
But all we were was
I wanted you
I needed you
I used you and you used me
Because I’m a cheap trick who keeps pressing repeat
When I should just find a new song.