*...Watching You Go...*

It's a cold, dark night, rainy...Fog hangs low and the wind is steady...

I stand on a grassy ledge, scattered with rocks, by the ocean...Waves crash on the shore like distant drums, breaking on the jagged fringe then pulling away...I can't seem to move, can't move forward, can't move back...I just stand there motionless and times goes by...I thought I saw you out there, in the grey...Thought I heard you call my name, but unsure of what was said...I squint and peer through the clouds, trying to cut away the dusk...I can almost make you out, somewhere out there...What I can see is slipping away, drowning and being pulled under...Why can't I just jump and take the plunge?...Why can't I just let myself fall?...I don't wanna say goodbye...I wanna swim to you, pull you up, save what's left of you...Bring you to the shore that you cannot see...But here I stand unable to reach out, paralyzed...And there you are, drifting, falling through my hands...I can scream but it's lost to the winds and swallowed by the black...I could send out a prayer but the tides would send it back...On this cold, dark rock, dreary and leaden, I watched you go...There was no saviour, no lifeline, and no grace...There was only you, drowning in a solitary ocean...and there was only me, watching you go...

 

Copyright Roxx Hunter 2018.

3 comments

  • Kim

    Kim Whitehorse

    This reminds me of dealing with someone who’s dealing with addiction.

    This reminds me of dealing with someone who’s dealing with addiction.

  • Roxx Hunter

    Roxx Hunter

    I always like when someone says what it reminds them of or how it speaks to them. I could see how it could be about that...Watching them go, unable to grab them...

    I always like when someone says what it reminds them of or how it speaks to them. I could see how it could be about that...Watching them go, unable to grab them...

  • Kim

    Kim Whitehorse

    (Guess I should call myself Shagadeli-kim).

    (Guess I should call myself Shagadeli-kim).

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