tired eyes guide a tired body,
with an exhausted mind and an urge to find
a cure for this emptiness.
linger on, it’s far too gone,
waves of emotion crashing miles offshore
acceptance waits, the wood fire baits
your longing soul to stay for a minute more.
don’t leave me here alone, i’m surrounded by these things,
the wind makes me weak, the water lapping nearby,
i’m scared that i’ll die.
you should’ve known you’d be feeling the heat on your back,
the sweat making your clothes stick as your watch just continues to tick
tick tick tick tick
measuring your pace as you run away again.
the night sky was too dark,
the moon was too new,
the water was too cold
and far, far from blue.
the sand was not soft,
the wind blew too hard,
and you didn’t give it a chance,
you never let down your guard.
linger on, poor soul, linger on.