I am a shipwreck and you are alone in the sea.

It’s wonderful how many starfish I’ve seen, and how many raindrops fall without ever changing the tide… but if I only had one wish for the rest of my days, I’d wish to be the crest of the wave that takes you west and away, to the beach where your heartbeat waits, asleep. You look marvelous in the water and I will never be the same, but my sore eyes won’t justify it if you stay because a body is only a gasp and the ocean is a grave. From the bottom of the water I decay, and maybe my senses are foggy too, but I fear if I close my eyes, just that moment you’ll slip under and I’ll pollute the water with a black guilt that my body wasn’t built stronger, so that I might carry you to safety on my back. If I could rearrange the world in these moments, you’d never have to hurt because you could give all your aching to me, and I would wear it all willingly. Instead I am desperate, willing you to swim and praying to a God in which I don’t believe because when all you need is a ship…

I am a shipwreck and you are alone in the sea.

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