The End of Us

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2015

Your eyes are bright ice blue

and too stormy to meet mine

and you stare out at the water

bringing torture to my mind

 

The flame on the horizon

is too bright a blaze to see

And my heartbeat slows and sprints

takes off in my reverie

 

And as the boat rocks

I imagine the inevitable end

like the deepest sunset

the colors twist and then

 

It’s the end of us

the prophecy

the fire of a memory

 

It’s the end of us

the roaring sea

the legend of a century

 

I’ll roll these waves of chaos

up into my hand

and swallow them whole

faster than you can…

 

if it would somehow mean

this vessel would calm

my fingers reach through empty space

run melodies across your palm

 

But your hands, your lips

are miles away

and we’re sinking faster, faster

there is no other way

 

It’s the end of us

the prophecy

the fire of a memory

 

It’s the end of us

the roaring sea

the legend of a century

 

Your head turns

tip the boat

and I cling to the sides

take back the pages and

pages I wrote

 

for you when you were gone

cause I’m out of time

I’m barely breathing but I hold on

for the final rhyme

 

It’s the end of us

the prophecy

the fire of a memory

 

It’s the end of us

the roaring sea

the legend of a century

Author's Notes/Comments: 

Written 11/24/15

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Lyrically brilliant!

This is wonderful! very immersive writing


Nicholas Dulepski

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Thank you!!

Thank you!!


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