A Challenge IX/XVI


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Compassion to the point of fear,
To the point of wondering if this is
How it feels to be held, seen, understood
Completely, wondering if this is love

A Challenge IX/XVI

Compassion to the point of fear, To the point of wondering if this is How it feels to be held, seen, understood Completely, wondering if this is love:

Silence and halting breath, Catching on anxiety,

Silence and halting breath, Catching on anxiety, tightening its grip on my windpipe:

"I'm just gonna ask for what I've asked everyone all day."

Blessed for the steady sea,

Blessed for the steady sea, The storm clouds frozen on the farthest horizon,

Blessed for the steady sea, The storm clouds frozen on the farthest horizon, Frozen, along with me.

Blessed for the steady sea, The storm clouds frozen on the farthest horizon, Frozen, along with me. Frozen, praying the eye of the hurricane lingers longer,

The tempest won't doom me to those dark depths

The tempest won't doom me to those dark depths For yet another hour.

Love is not the word.

It may yet be, but I couldn't know..

I wouldn't be satisfied

I wouldn't be satisfied with the

(likely)

answer,

If there ever is one.

Compassion, at least Is accurate, more

(likely)

To be true than

(un)true

It's that compassion That is so unfortunately Loveable

to someone

to someone as loathsome

to someone as loathsome as I.

"I feel like there has always been a deep level of understanding with you."

Private words, moons ago,

Private words, moons ago, To someone else with

Private words, moons ago, To someone else with My eyes,

Private words, moons ago, To someone else with My eyes, my face,

Private words, moons ago, To someone else with My eyes, my face, but a parallel heart.

Nevermore.

"Im just gonna ask for what I've asked everyone all day."

Something I never dreamed Of wanting, or needing,

Something I never dreamed Of wanting, or needing, Or pleading, begging for,

Grabbing your arm like

A heathen reaches for Satan,

A heathen reaches for Satan, Reaches for his salvation.

Crying for weakness,

Crying for weakness, One I have never known,

One I don't think I could

One I don't think I could Ever have ceded to Otherwise,

While your restraint

While your restraint Bleeds away, bleeding from

A goddess to a worshipper,

A goddess to a worshipper, One heart to another.

"You want me to hold you."

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