There's an underlying monster of fear
Rumbling beneath this euphoric happiness,
Sending gritty murmurs through my bones
Like the wake of a disturbed labyrinth of devil's surprises under my feet.
You feel like spring sunshine on my face
During a dark, dreary October chill.
You are the seductive whisper of Autumn leaves
Kissing my skin as they fall in the wind.
An innocently persistent nuzzle
Of a peace wrapping me up so sweetly
I can't help but know I'm home.
The heartbreaks and confusion of the months and years past
Have been prayed upon and released.
I can feel in the way you hold me
That we are alive and reborn
Into a love rekindling fires from cooling embers.
Hand in tentative yet yearning hand,
We face the world with new eyes.
I hear the old demon's throaty growls
In the darkness behind us.
Parts of us left to themselves in time out.
My head stiffens and screams for me to look back at the horrors.
The good intentions gone wrong...
Every lie, every betrayal,
Every cruel wound inflicted at the hands
Of a lover at war with their own souls.
Don't look back, love
I am weak even in my newfound strength
Still hopelessly human and ever afraid.
You are my calm in the midst of a raging war...
You are the only one on Earth
Who knows me like the back
Of your tattooed, scarred hands...
My love for you is undying...
But I am fragile, sweet lover of mine...
Dare to believe in me
And I will pick up these scattered tools
To build anew by your side.
There's a new dawn approaching us all
But it's even sweeter between you and I.