You ignite in glorious rays by day,
And shine by night with the brightest whites of light.
A North star lounged in luminous nests of glitter.
I branded blind faith in you to lead me home,
As your sweet sea breezes whisper, “Come hither!”
But turquoise green turn eerily
Black and icy roaring the wrath of a kraken while
You the anchor now clearly
A deadweight with your invisible bolts and chains wrapped
Taut they wind and intertwine prodding for
The pain I have not yet wept.
Water and air morphed to mortal enemies of
Your rusted engines in
Time covertly coating barely blunted edges
But bitter soot stains most
Permanently ignoring my urges
Of overstayed invitations to an impertinent host
Tacking its mark on a heart blackened at
Best no less a machine or more a
Man furled with a world’s worth of incessant indignity.
I had meant to ride the waves
The crests and falls with
Unparalleled poise fighting only to stave
Off your relentless rifts
For helm to a ship stripped of bare necessities each
Time you sting triumph from reason
Logic decidedly dispensable to emotion, you preach.
How do we remember when we were set like planks adrift?
Or how did we forget great tranquil waters?
No bit more briny than the air we breath
Like you and me, before I falter
Fused into a single entity.
Nothing is distinct,
Where I end and you begin.
Yet a separation must make haste for I think,
You, my wayward heart has been…
Too much of a hassle.
But what will we be, you the captain or I —