to love again.

forgive me for withdrawing
my affections of late.
it is hard to be free
when I am tied to this gate.
days turn into nights
where all dreams are the same.
wolves dance in the meadow
and call out my name

it’s not that I can’t love you
or that I don’t care.
it’s just that the whispers
leave no breath to spare.
there is a love that I’m protecting
one that’s left burns on my tongue.
and every time that I am near you
all I want to do is run.

run into the darkness
to empty my soul.
replenish the contents
until I am whole.
to begin once more
free fall right in.
allow the rain of love
to drench me again.

but there’s a ghost in the mirror
one that follows from behind.
with a rope tied to my heart
with a knot that I can’t find.
I don’t know how to cut it
I don’t know if I can.
it seems the only way to love you
is to forget all that I am.

© Copyright 2014 Melissa Leigh Clarke. All Rights Reserved.

About Melissa Leigh

I believe that every life is full of endless moments that help you, hurt your, change you, inspire you, and allow you to mold yourself into the best version of yourself that you can possibly be. Stories exist in all of us and need to be shared in order to grow.
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