They say you stand on a mountain peak to see beauty,
To rest in a forest to rid yourself of fear,
To save a creature to redeem your sins,
Like so many, you did these things to feel emotion,
To have something close,
I never needed much, my dear,
Your hand in mine,
Your heart beating with mine,
Linked and chained yet free,
What we had was real,
What we had was all I needed,
You lead and I followed,
But I never knew that you led your own demise,
You knew that the ice was weak,
You knew that it was a risk,
My warmth was not worth your life!
My health was not worth your care!
You caused the break and you sank out of my reach,
I leapt in, my heart tearing at itself,
Fighting the current but the spirits that lay,
Wretched you from me,
The day when they found you,
Was the day I crashed to earth,
I still look up at the sky and wonder if you're at peace,
They say you sleep in the ocean to see heaven,
Can you see it? My lover?
Copyright © Brooke Bowers | Year Posted 2019
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