Over the Years

overtheyears

Over the years

I have watched you grow

a very long lesson

now that I know

a pretense that seemed

oh, so very real

nothing in this life

left for me to steal

mocking the laughter

that continues berating me

beside myself

stretching to see

still and always

I fall down

damn my queen

and her iridescent crown

like so much dirt

treatment taken from no man

allowing myself to drown

try swimming in the sand

your face fades unto dust

I love you

though, I had hoped to see you burning

I feel I could be tripping

down into shadow

my vision is slowly

receding

blinded with the color

of emotion

a cancer that I am

eating

sapping the last of my strength

the evil sweet after your

soul-killing kiss

drains my fragile will

surrender to sleep

it would be so easy

still,

I am awake and aware

living is

an unstable compromise that we share

I love you

though I had hoped you would be returning

or burning

or that I would not care

over the years

Advertisements

16 thoughts on “Over the Years

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s