The Briefest of Hurricanes

Darling, don't cry,

I love you so.

And if I could take your tears

And swallow their saltwater sting

As if they were my own,

You know I would.

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Darling, don't despair,

I adore you so.

And if I could take your worries

And inhale them in all their

Cancerous smoke,

You know I would.

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I would do it over and over and over again,

Until there was no trace of them

That you could see.

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I want so much for you to feel happiness,

To know happiness,

To greet it like an old friend

And stay by its side forever.

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I have a letter you wrote me,

In an old biscuit tin.

Amongst all the other pieces of paper in that tin,

It is the most important, the most precious.

I read it occasionally,

To remember

The promises you made.

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Darling, don't cry or despair,

You are so special, so rare.

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Don't you worry, my darling;

The sun will come,

If only you'd lift your shades,

Up to allow it in.

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This is nothing more than the briefest of hurricanes.

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And we're just shipwrecked puzzle pieces

Swimming for the shore.