Two hearts beat in coincided breaths
and together our chests rise & swell
like the waves of the ocean, once again
we return to one another faithlessly.

Your gasps resonate echoes in my ears
and give me reason to breathe in a
mismatched heartbeat. I'm sorry that
all I want to be is the yin to your yang.

If you are all-black, I'd want nothing
more & nothing less than to light up
your frown with a smile I've designed
to paint the two of us a shade of grey.

I don't mind bearing the burden of
your tragedy, so I will inhale the excess
from your lungs to claim as my own.
All I want is to own a small piece of you.