languish

Back on the cold river’s edge

And the night weighs heavily like a damp shawl

You don’t know how lonely I feel

Or how I shed the facade during the long haul

Here I am stripped down

Humble and hapless, my purpose, shown

I ache for your warm embrace

The depth of this love must now be known

The towers that line the water

Cast shadows darker than the dungeon of your heart

A flickering of light dances upon what seems opaque

I catch a glimpse of my breath as I begin to come apart

Shivering and fighting back the tears

Pieces of my soul drift away to find you

As the whispers of white disappear

I’m hoping something will remind you

That I love you and always will.

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