What we once had
Is forever lost.
The distance between us
That at once seemed mere miles
Is now a great gulf-
An ocean separating us.
We drift further with each wave
Spilling over our souls.
The current carries you closer to the shore
As I flow deeper, deeper into this sea
That we did not create.
We tried to save each other-
I threw a lifeline and you pulled us both under.
Choking, gasping for air we rose from the deep
Just as another wave towed me away.
You reached out for me but the force was too great:
We needed a strength neither of us possessed.
I feel your voice tugging at my heart
At night when I hear you calling across the waters;
I think you hear me, too
As we paddle blindly on this midnight sea.