Dare Or Truth

ARC

-

even if I'd wanted it

I could never have reached you

hidden

in your own cloudy world

you turned

without a sound

away into further darkness

away from me;

and maybe

I didn't care

-

the passage of time

an ocean, a window

new damage

sudden vision

and a light...

-

risk a glance

and mouths become eyes

seeing each other

for the first time

ever

and the taste is new

silken

a gentle rose

with thorns

of sweetest venom

-

aftershock

dewdrops of fresh guilt

at the rising

of an angry sun

-

we tell ourselves

"it should never have happened"

and that it was wrong;

but are we closer

because of our fall?

it seems forever ago,

yet these black, tangled vines

choke our words

before honesty surfaces

-

god forbid

we know our real selves!

-

and still

my body throbs

softly

with this strange onus;

not pain

but a quiet harmony

anxiety, peace,

yin and yang

humming faintly

keeping me

on the threshold of sanity