an ocean rages inside me
pours out in sobs and wails

crashes against my ribcage
drowning my heart, my soul

streams of liquid heartache flow down
tears constantly falling

I was whole when you were in me
you walked effortlessly across my stormy peaks and troughs

now I’m dry on the outside
parchment skin and cracked lips

while within I’m a torrent of loss
salty whirlpools seething

swirling, spinning, floundering, drowning
sucked down in memories and lost dreams

reach down and take my hand
calm my soul with your balm of love

©️tara caribou – 2018

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