You came to me in a dream
I saw a light and followed it like a moth without a reason
Other than it’s light. And this might
Be the sun from which I radiate
I unraveled my skin and bones to let you in
But you quickly realized blood is thicker than water
And you can’t even swim
And within this likelihood of finding hope and finding home
I lost my voice by failing to scream when I needed to the most
There are objects that felt my rage passion and desire stronger than you did.
Now my dreams are flooded with other men.
I wake up in a sweat and cry in the darkness.
No one really knows how much I am-
For you. To give myself to the light and not the moon. To tell myself that constellations connect stars that are millions of miles apart and there is a reason I was drawn to you. Even if I forgot it.
And there’s a reason for everything right?
And why do I feel like this, why do I charge myself with crimes I didn’t commit why am I not committed
How does one be committed
How do I keep a promise I never made?
To you. Because truly it’s true I made every single promise to me and not you because I am just that incredibly unsure of my words when I am around you. and I hold them in until I am away and can let my mind run free and play and proclaim myself a sunflower, a shining star in the night sky on her own, in her own poetry, in her own galaxy, in her own darkness. Lost in her own darkness.
And I am sorry if I didn’t spin on my head for you or turn the world upside down.
Magic does not come from me when I am numb, you took my words from me and escape was the only method of liberation. With you I feel tied down like you are my only obligation. Like I cannot even fall off the face of the earth without dealing with some sort of repercussion. Because there is a whole branch of you that is me, and to me you are leaves.
And I am devoid of hope and there isn’t a fire in me now because I tried to clear my mind out to love you. I folded in my limbs and made myself compact so if you ran me over I wouldn’t be crushed, I could still walk again. Remember I gave my spine to you. there is nothing to break. Don’t try there’s no use
And is it wrong to say I could never protect you?
And if there was a bullet I wouldn’t let you
Save me. There is no saving a woman who is her own hero, her own lifeblood, who breathes fire, and can expand and contract herself when needed. I contracted myself but you never see it
Your eyes are pointed downwards and you are encumbered with yourself. I am a world to you, but I am not your world. Love comes in waves, but is no ocean. When I found the source I thought it was never-ending, but it really was just accumulation from a storm. There isn’t enough clean drinking water for all of us
Each day I bend my back over to look at the world, burn holes in my eyes to withstand the collective pain of humanity. I ache for others, and repair myself-
You ache for yourself and I will never be able to accept your lack of investment in the living of others. I carry their weight on my back.
But I do not want to carry yours much longer. I am weary from the long winding road and I have much time ahead.
This vision had prospects but lost itself midway. Neither of us wanted to get wet we just dipped our toes in and I wanted to be fearless but I don’t think that you are ready to release yourself like I have
You cling to your bones like your name is engraved in them
I lost my skin years ago