The Waves Wait for No One
The Light Was Burning Out As You Were Burning Bright
You were like a pearl entrapped within my shell.
I would open up just to show you everything I had, and the second I did, and you got the slightest taste of light, I snapped closed.
But now I realize the only reason I ever showed you the light, was so that you wouldn't leave me alone in the dark.
Reality crashed hard against us, dismantling our comfort. When I thought it was over, the next wave came, knocking us harder than the first. Then the next, then the next, then the next.
After a brief pause, I found myself broken, bruised, and gasping for air. I screamed your name but all I could hear was the crashing of the tide.
I searched for you and wound up with nothing but sand, stone, and water.
I'm sorry I never found you. I'm sorry I stopped looking. I'm sorry you wanted what was best for me.
I can only hope that somewhere, you're still searching.