Engulfed in flames, I scream for you
To hold me, don’t let go.
But as my hand is reaching out,
You flinch, of this I know.
I’m falling down the hole again,
Like Alice in Wonderland.
Except this time there is no end,
There is no ground to stand.
I grasp at nothing, come up clean,
My fingers holding air.
Even thoughts surrounding me,
Are blank or bleak or bare.
Even though my eyes are closed
As something starts to shift.
A light comes on and shines on me
it’s coming from a rift.
Out of the rift comes out a hand,
It’s reaching out to me.
I recognize the hand as yours,
Pulling me to be free.
Once you drag me from the pit,
You stand and brush me off.
Your fingers graze my cheek somehow,
Your features sweet and soft.
I’m captured by the bright, green eyes
Of you whom once I loved.
But I know that you’re not someone
Who’ll help me rise above.
I take your hand and kiss your skin,
This is my last farewell.
I turn my back to you once more,
On this I do not dwell.
It’s on this day I realize
Some things aren’t meant to last.
If we refuse to let love go,
The present will stay the past.