The Monsters in the Wardrobe

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aceful breeze on our last night together


and bottle it up for the next time it's hard to breathe


or you're feeling alone under the night sky.





For years, you wished that I'd be content


falling asleep in your bed alone


And I wanted you to take notice to the monsters


that waited for your most vulnerable time


They watched you eat, cry and sleep


Under that brown cabinet full of secrets


lies and infidelities.





I've never forgotten the way they'd haunt me in dreams;


But for you I was fine with it, and only some days did your soft arms burn my skin:


Friendly affection unfit to match such unrequited love


That smile was lifeless on the night I became tired


Of falling asleep with the lights on





You married yourself to Earth and chained your body to


the red morning sky, and you seemed happy then


but you never told me about the storms that


sunk your ship, or the glass wedged between your toes when you swam


to safety;





Now I dig through photographs and blankets, stored in the trunk we used to share


To remember a time when I felt those quiet hands without an IV in them


You wish I could remember the bird without its cage


And I only wanted you to become marionettes for those monsters


With me;





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