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you alone knew
I  was a  long  way
from my shore
a foot…a lifetime
reality is ruthlessly cold
there can be 
desperately empty
times in your life

deep water blues
nowhere to go

a sea of loneliness  
simply unfathomable  
to those who 
pretend to believe
the abandoned heart 
holds its rhythm
that lovers can always be
good friends for ever

running on empty
no one to turn to

you alone knew
that waves of pain 
have flowed through me
from dusk to dawn
I was drowning 
no shoreline in sight
you reached for me
the lifeguard of my soul


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