I gathered you in while falling apart
My fractures hidden from sight
Stroking, cajoling, painfully hoping
That things could heal and might
Go back as they’d been at the start.
I varnished quickly into the night
Over things that I wished not to see
Covering cracks and craters alike
With blind eyes that blamed only me.
I’d sit long nights wondering how wrong
I had gone and trawl searching the depths
Like a fishing boat out on the sea
The storm it raged inside you till it caught
My ankles and began drawing me down
And the bubbles rose from my mouth
A silent scream escaped me
I found my legs kicking wildly out of control
The shackles dissolved with every move
Freedom gained from allowing an end
To gathering you in
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One of my favorites — I felt myself under the water there for a moment, and then, the rising, the unshackling…
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Thanks Tamara glad it worked as it was intended!