Images I can’t help but see, linger like mist unbidden
Staining my shattered reality, revealing what was hidden
Unwanted thoughts of an unnamed street, tethered to my mind
How I wish my imagination and my thoughts were blind
What once was solely mine, can never be again
A kiss, a touch, a warm embrace, now tinged with pain
‘What you don’t know can’t hurt you’ - how hollow the sound
As the storm of dark feelings binds and drags me down
So what still holds me here, what tethers my life?
What heals the wounds from love’s sharp knife?
To never hope will seal my fate, to drown in pain, the same
The depth of love I have to give – this keeps my soul aflame