bring your life jacket

I’ve hung our past out on a line,
I’ve strung it out, it’s there to dry.
the wind is blowing between our secrets,
and the time we could have shared.
the breeze here carries all that I’ve given,
it’s perfuming the air with ancient dreams
the scent of picking up and fixing the shards,
the broken pieces of who we were, of what we are;
of all we’ve known each other to be.

your reasons then were just falsities,
this much I now know.
and the beautiful words that still ring in my ears,
are your constant truth, this much you’ve shown.
the sleepless nights of my time of despair,
may not have been in vain;
a heart is something so delicate to repair,
although Love, to me, is synonymous with your name.

we’re no longer lost.
we’ve rediscovered our path,
and though my soul is screaming, “onward, full speed!”
my head is still spinning, reminding me to take heed.

I know these waters.
I’ve sailed this sea before.
when your sun shines down, when the tide is right,
the depths of these waters are clearer
than the cornflower eyes I was once convinced
brimmed with nothing but lies, now exuding pure honesty

but when the clouds roll in,
when the waters are capped and the weather is rough,
when I can’t hold my sails steady and I’ve had more than enough,
I know how hopeless a lost soul like mine can be
trying to keep afloat on this bottomless ocean,
the waters of which are still such a hazard.

I’m taking refuge in your smile,
Hiding amongst the memories and the recurring butterflies.
You make it easy to make this love worthwhile,
I’m just hoping the tribulations are over and we’re through with our trials.

bring your life jacket

Alexa Weatherbee

Joined February 2010

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fool me once, shame on you. fool me twice, shame on me. fool me three times, not gonna fucking happen. i should have never given you the time of day, let alone my heart.


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