I’ll hold this place for her loving faintly,
fragile, and tepid outer layer
veils so thinly
a gorgeous core shining bright and quietly
Her eyes say more
than lips betraying her thoughts
as they swirl to intriguing depth.
I dive, plunge deeply-secretly
wading in thought’s waters
loving the expanded borders
hidden beyond your rippled surface.
As birds singing, primp their rehearsed tune,
your diamond shines reluctant
from realities igneous tomb
I wan’t to know the words she’s trapped in blue
fluttering chests locked tightly when nervous
posture tells of something more.
Hushed often before,
and muted now
to repress your heart…it’s hard to breathe
as you selfconsciously hold your breath
Move those lips to mine
and whisper each trapped caption
your mind froze but never lost,
open the soul to feeling once more
like blood reddening air exposure
freeing the absence of feeling
replaced with this tuned in euphoria
blaring melodies warm and familiar to our ears
I knew a girl once who hardly said a word. She was timid and shaking any time she had to raise her voice. She was delicate and lovely.
I found out that she was abused by about everyone she ever had feelings for. I met her boyfriend-I beat him senseless-she ran back the next day crying.
The next time I saw her she was bruised and beaten. I couldn’t save her. Not just physically-how do you rescue a battered soul?