when we embarked
thought i had caught
the dark behind the new start
can’t open up
my facade
formed foundations
all falling apart


subtle if you can’t see
behind my smile
you’d see me face down
beneath the silt and sands
buried by my thoughts


the pressure gets so intense
at these depths
squeezing breath ’till nothing’s left
to let the weight of my chest


my closed tight teeth
feed self-esteem
to mislead how i’ve been
an unseen sinking anchor
i’ll pull you under
fingers can slip
let loose their grip


to our nights entwined
our lives combined
to find tonight
two holding hands now halved
two empty palms apart


it’s best we part
i am broken and no good for you