A Tale Of Time

always tends to bully reality    
into a corner    
leaving one way out    
condensing spoken words    
into promises fulfilled      
or lies that kill off the butterflies    
popping bubbles    
as pain doubles down on bets    
holding remembrance as    
its ace in the hole    
the soul aches    
as part of the social contract    
of the human condition    
no one escapes      
the dance free of scars    
yet we dare another two step    
scared shitless beneath    
a mask of confidence      
imagining footprints in advance    
hoping this is not the same    
faulty pattern down      
the same fucked up road    
moving in trepidation
as the bold still dares the fire    
the eternal flame    
that burns the senses alive    
seeking overtly or      
subconsciously to be named    
the one in perpetuity    
but to give all      
and receive just a fraction    
is a bad investment    
no matter how we slice it    
better to put the heart back on ice    
than to be cheapened    
and have feelings reaped    
while desires never      
get sowed    
only to be left     
with weighted emptiness
bereft of closure   
and unreconciled emotions    
like a debt is owed    
so goes the argument    
it can get old real quick    
the back and forth    
and before we know it    
we're alone again      
standing in the midst of another      
cold winter
Written by Naajir
Published | Edited 26th Oct 2018
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