I dreamt of a timeless hero fearless enough
To brave my brain’s maelstrom in a raft
I imagined an adventurous soul willing to
Traverse the daunting landscape of my limbs
I waited for this hardy warrior to challenge
The unpredictable terrain of my tongue
I wanted someone who would inundate
Hardening to grey unfeeling stone
Crumbling in waves of fear
Turning to meaningless pools of ash
I waited for an equal who has never been born.
One day I will fade
To mere dust blown away by
The cool evening breeze…
Some of us are too
Wild to be truly loved by
Others in the world…
I poured myself into you using a strainer…
To avoid giving you the true intensity
Of who I was… hoping that with some
Elimination of the essence of my being,
I would appease your taste.
But just one drop of me was too much…
Like all the others you were overwhelmed
And departed to taste of more tepid waters.
It is confounding
That I build cages within
To trap my own mind …
That feeling you have
When another year has passed
You by without change.