The tall, slender figure holding my heart.
My body is frozen as my eyes watch you squeeze.
Harder and harder.
I cannot stop you.
Do I even want to?
What will happen if I do?
You disappear, leaving me here to pick up the pieces…alone.
My voice explodes into the pillow.
Once perfectly white sheets are now covered with black lines.
Will my eyes ever be dry?
My mind slips into an alternate reality as the sun goes down.
My eyes open with the rising sun, but my soul remains asleep.
Weeks have passed.
Another sunrise wakes me, but not only my eyes this time.
This time I’m open.
To my future.
To my goals.
To my self.
All without you.
I’m standing in front of you.
I was hoping that you grew
But that you was nothing but a tall tale.
You would’ve been number three,
But nothing about you grew.
That had me looking at pale.
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6:47 AM: the sun rises as my feet drop down onto the carpet.
7:50 AM: volume reads “max” as I pull out of my driveway.
9:00 AM: an enthusiastic “hello!” echoes through the room as I’m approached by my target.
. . . . . . . . .
5:15 PM: volume reads “max” as I pull away from the labor of my day.
5:18 PM: lyrics touch me in a way that’s almost karmic.
Time no longer exists.
Every sound, every feel, every sense, stuck in a world of grey.
And then there’s you.
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7:06 PM: my eyes glued to your words as if they need to be guarded.
7:16 PM: all of my attention on the 4 inch display, just waiting for you to play.
9:45 PM: no words. no symbols. no activity. Just as you’ve done to my heart, I’ve done to these feelings of today, discarded.
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