i love you in the same way
that a wave crashes
then comes up slowly
to kiss your feet.
out of your sight
i am crashing.
salt spraying and mingling with sand
to form tiny bullets
that will pierce your skin
if you get too close.
out of your reach i am violent
i am broken
i am scattered into a million pieces.
i am the wave
the millions of drops of water
of particles of sand
of shards of shells.
that's who i am when i'm away from you.
here you are.
i am reformed.
the drops of water come together into
a single uniform thing.
i pick up the sand and the shells
and i bring them to you.
comes to you.
i run over you
covering you with all i am
bringing you all i have.
i wash over you, kissing your toes
i am with you
i am whole.
you gave me the strength to stitch myself together
i hope i've brought you the happiness you've given me.
but all too soon, i must go.
i feel you dig your toes into the sand
and try to hold onto me.
and my heart aches for you, breaks for you
because all i want is to stay with you too
and i know the way you feel deep down inside.
but i have to go.
it's the way we work, love
it's what fate decided for us.
and fate doesn't like to be disobeyed.
and so i retreat into the open ocean,
in a rush of seafoam and salt water
i leave you.
but i am content
because i know i will be back soon.
and i may be broken when i arrive,
but i will be whole when i leave.
all thanks to you, baby.
because i love you
and that makes all the pain i feel worth it