Everything with you seemed so natural
a rhythm that made sense to me
a beat that gets stuck in my brain
resounding and amplifying as it bounces around this echo chamber of a heart
A catchy song I want to whistle all day
It’s you breathing next to me as we sleep at night
a promise that when we wake in the morning it will all be alright
It all seemed so natural
your breathing catching that rhythm in my mind
allowing me to take shelter from my storm, if just for a time
it goes in
repeated over and over until it became part of me,
your breathing became mine
a rhythm that found matching chords to create a melody that quieted my heart and mind
Our breath went in and out
a promise that yeah, we’ll be alright.
But, that song ended.
The tune that carried me along dumped me out on the ground.
Now its just me
my breathing haggard
My mind and heart laying broken in the storm I sought shelter from
a rhythm falling apart to discordant notes
A beat now less of a comfort, more like the pounding of drums in this hungover mind
no promises for the breaking dawn.
the only sound my breathing in this empty room