The Deep Way
Down Down Down…not sure I know which way is up…
everything that gives me joy can stab me in the back,
if my eyes don’t stay open..then the fear creeps and crawls inside.
Always expecting the other shoe to drop…
Always imagining your first hello with someone new…
and then the rapid downhill slide to, “ Sorry but I think we’re through.”
When you share your vital organs with the one you love,
It isn’t just a metaphysical fling,
the truth is, how painful to tear and separate, after years
of growing it all together…
Voices in the ears, disbelief and tears …
Call 911! I am hemorrhaging.
Yet, we chose our path: danger and risk at every lap,
and here we are today.. still loving in our own way.
If I had to do it over again..I would not change a heartbeat
Deep is how we played it, with all our risks, so bittersweet.
Love has metastasized in the well of our years…
So be it…when you go down down down until each one disappears.
November 24th 2004