I built my walls of sand and salt
They stood tall around me, but you had to be the ocean.
When your tides came they disolved to nothing,
left me bare.
You saw me
as I am
twisted up, warped to inner disfunction
broken elbows, scraped knees,
sore tendons, and
black bruises on a mangled heart.
Alone in this visible silence
and with the sand gone I could breathe.
You saw me, every lie, every "I'm okay" and "I'm fine"
You broke the foundation
of my unfinished facade
You saw every winter,
every tear, every shattering grasp at breath.
Every sidewalk crack, in the darkness of my skin.
You saw me walk with ice in my bones,
laugh with acid in my veins.
You watched me hold on for dear life
as I lost to myself again.
every miniscule detail.
overwheming and threatening to swallow
whats left of my soul.
I reached for you,
because I saw you too,
and you stood there
and you watched me.