There was a crack in your voice
I have to go, step back
Care for me
But we will be ok.
Life will go on, float as it always does.
The pain was intense
I could see it in your eyes
Not just words that shed tears
But whole bodies devastated
Suddenly needing to know and understand
Everything is not always about us.
You have been ripped apart,
Repaired, sewn back together
Awoken and told you are alive
But the road back is littered with obstacles.
Be kind to yourself
Rest, know your limits, take baby steps
Its all about one day at a time.
Healing takes time
I wait on the sidelines
Desperate to be there
But kept away, I pace frantically
Awaiting news, any word that says
I am okay, I love you
I know this is hard
But I need to be strong
To know myself, what and who I am
Before reaching out to you.
Knowing you love me unconditionally
Provides me succour in this trying time.
And so I wait, I float in and out
Conscious moments give way to dreams
Where you cry my name
Clinging to one another
Against all who strive to tear us apart.
We hang in together
Finding ways to say those words
Of comfort, support, encouragement,
Enough to get us through
These dark and lonely days.