She Walked by the Ocean

Written by: Tanika Cooks

When the dust settles 

And you look about you 

What will you figure out 

 

That while entombed in the gritty mist

That you were someone that we could miss

That all of your hopes and dreams were

Nothing 

But convenient place holders 

In your mind

 

Im so sorry its over

Your hours of self destruction and torture

 

And I swear any other summer you are 

Something altogether different

 

Standing by the water

Closer to the edge then you should be 

And you recall what its like to float 

A wise man once told you, to understand jesus 

You first must take a drink 

 

Stay up late and watch the moon turn into the sun 

With burning eyes and dry tongues 

 

A self so delirious 

False gods will appear

To lead you to safety 

Question?

…question whats real