Across the Divide

Again I stand across the divide

Heart pounding, nerves pumping

I can’t let go of this impossible burden

It seems I wasn’t too good at keeping you close

Keeping you loved

Keeping you understood

 

We’re alike and I

We shared an affinity for music

Your melody with my poetry created a song

A song that even the heavens were jealous of

Is that why we were cruelly ripped apart?

Were the angels jealous of what we created together?

Did the turn our harmony into empty chords?

 

Once again, I shout out to you across the divide

But you become glass—broken and still

Only reflecting me

I need you, please don’t leave me alone

In a world tuned out to comprehension

I thought we could create the perfect song

Still, we remain separated composing on divergent tracks

 

We are different you and I

I couldn’t overlook the physical despite our musicality

Your pale hands brushing the surface of the piano expertly

Stabs my broken heart with each note you play

Hammering out each difference day to day

Killing any thoughts of similarity

 

Once again, I shout out to you across the divide

But you become glass—broken and still only reflecting me

I need you, please don’t leave me alone

In a world tuned out to comprehension

I thought we would create the perfect song

Still, we remain separated composing on divergent tracks

 

I know you won’t come back

I know we will never be together again

I know you won’t forgive me

Our differences turned our song into a tragedy

That was my malady

 

I couldn’t reach you across the divide

Too white, too thin, too perfect to break

It mirrored what I couldn’t have

But mirrored what you had

That was my malady

My loss, your reward

And now it ends in a song of discord

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Sea Form Sentiments

Closing my eyes to the sound of crashing waves causes my heart to stir with nostalgia of a lost time. Salt sprinkles the air and crashes with the soft blues of the sky. The senses are quickly overloaded ultimately causing a short-circuit of the nerves. I float lethargically to the rhythm of the waves as I surrender myself to the beat of the ocean.

In my subconscious state, I daydream of my last days with you. Filled with warmth, affection, and sweetness—we couldn’t help but grow weary of them. Now all that remains are sea form sentiments. Sunlight, breaking through the waves, gives much needed warmth to my cold body. I bask in the heat as I reminisce over you. My senses become aligned once again. My eyes slowly open and blinking once, twice, thrice—an image of you hovers above the floating waters. I smile.