Lighthouse

I’m broken,

bruised by the hands of lovers,

who’ve slowly shredded my heart.

Piece me back together,

bring me back to life.

Fill my lungs with air,

so I can breath for the first time,

in a long time.

Lift me to my feet,

so I can stand alone,

and say you’ll stand beside me.

Say you’ll stay beside me.

the way no one else has.

Say you’ll hold me,

When the night seems never ending.

Because I’ve been living in the dark for so long,

Suffocated by the moonless sky,

Glaring at me through my bedroom window,

going on forever,

like the ocean.

I lay awake,

shivering and empty,

praying for somebody to come lay next to me,

to fight off the nightmares that drown me,

to guide me to safety like a lighthouse,

illuminating my path,

and helping me find my way home.

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