They ran through the marsh
mud and water shooting up into the air around them.
They pushed through the tall, tall grass
until they skidded to a stop at the edge of the riverbank.

They ran through the marsh
plucked the world from their skin
tangling themselves in summer air
He took her hand
and pulled her down
It's a game he said

A blindfold tied around her head
Spin her once
spin her twice
spin her three times
He kissed her forehead
It's a game he said

He stole her laughter
erased her smile
and drained the colours from her world
She got lost in lies and kisses
and gave away memories of warmth and home
It's a game he said

The water rose
and kept rising
until it stung her eyes
She had nothing to hang onto but promises
Her mouth opened to scream but her voice was slaughtered by the silence
It's a game he said