she sobbed on her knees,
begging to the heavens and the flowers and the trees.
she let the emptiness fill her slowly like poisoned honey,
let the silence scream louder than the wind.
it was a song and dance she knew quite well,
she stayed afloat in rough waters,
forgot to feel the heat of the sun on her face.
calm pools of blue came and swept her away,
and in his eyes, she slowly drowned.
it was fate, she thought, to rest in this abyss
to be still, to be content, to be quiet with him
he carried her softly, careful and delicate.
the universe laughed.
she stayed too long,
forgot to come up for air,
& what seemed like fate,
was really a cosmic joke.
- don't forget to come up for air. - this is about putting too much of your happiness into a person that you're dating. working on yourself and giving yourself respect is really important -- not settling because you're comfortable or because things started off good, but are rapidly changing. it's about not holding out until you drown in another person and completely lose your dignity.