On the edge of light with holes in my memory—
Could you have been someone else to me?
For some people I know the sun is shining
I know for some the stars are aligning,
But for me it seems oceans are drying
And for you, I’ll always be crying.
I wish it was someone else’s sky that is falling,
And it feels like the moments are crawling
Until I lose the horrors that I have seen;
Until you come home from where you have been.
The end of life is a gift to the stars
But is this the end of ours?
My heart is outside, but I see you tonight
And it makes everything feel alright.
There is a time to be wounded, and a time to sleep
There are some loves we lose, and some that we keep.
But some wounds just cut so deep
That only your smile, seen in the light
Can make it go away—can make it alright.
What gaps the bridge between friends
Who do not know how a heart mends?
Safe inside…safe inside…I walk away
With all the words I long to say
And it looks like someone else’s sky.
It looks like someone else will cry
For these tears come from somewhere else
Deeper than what is in myself.
© 2021 Marten Hoyle