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Thursday, April 6, 2017

Darkness

Dark eyes
That are really green
Framed by long lashes
Looking up at me
Arms outstretched
To lift me off the dock
Your smile assured me it was safe
But you caught my body,
Not my heart.

I wasn't guarding my heart that day
I let myself get caught up
In your arms
In your smile
The fog on the frozen lake
Descended upon my judgement
Blocking out everything except you
No matter what, I could always see you

I caught my first glimpse of your darkness
And all I could see in it was beauty
I always found beauty in your flaws
I wanted to plunge into it
Submerge myself in its depths
Fold myself up in your despair
And let my light shine there

But I could never get through the door
I was only allowed to look through the window
And now that the door is shut
I sit on your door step, contemplating
Where do I go next?
How can I leave when your darkness is drawing me in?
I look behind me, and see you in the window
Dark eyes looking at me, impenetrable
And decide to wait.
Liz Wiseman
Topic(s) of this poem: relationships
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