How could I count the nights you stayed awake envious of the moon’s glow? As midnight traced its serenity into the quarters of your mind, the deep earth bellowed to you begging a return. Remember how you wanted to rest intertwined in the mangled roots?
You sat on the shore while the waves tugged at your legs cradling you back and forth tempting you into the blue as you grabbed at the sand but could not find a rock to hold you steady. Remember when the wind sent howling blades that hollowed out your chest and the saltwater dried out your voice?
With hollowed eyes, as deep as the shadowed caverns you seeked refuge in you searched for blooming flowers in dying fields. Remember how you refused to walk even while the weighted sand pulled you deeper?