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The shimmering lake
And these carefree summer days
Have set me adrift.

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This Beautiful Hell

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The beautiful shell
Disguises the beautiful hell
Loving you has led me to.

The miracle of this moment
Hides the jagged edge
And the potential of a fall.

But still, I carry on
For what choice do I have?
Except giving in

And waking up to the cold
Without you.
Without you to hold.

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Blinding Light

Flickering vision of a mirage
Merging with reality.
In the heat haze
Of a shimmering sunset
Over the Aegean Sea.
Birds cry in the moonlight
And the tears in my eyes
Are blinding me.

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Mister Grey Sky

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Summer sky,
Obscured by grey,
The sun won’t be
Coming out today.

The clouds appear
Here to stay.
The summer sun
Has blown away.

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Flood Tide

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If we should drown
Then we should drown together.
If these emotions should overwhelm.
If these waves should overturn,
Should capsize this flimsy craft.
Send me down to Davy Jones.

If the Arctic current of an icy sea
Should wrap its frigid limbs about the fragility of me.
I ask no more than to stretch out my hand
To feel my fingers entwined with yours.
To know, that we will go down together.

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Lie of the Land

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Secrets fly like the night
On wings of darkness.
To a rhythm nobody feels
And even less see.

Nature lies,
As natural as breathing.
Until death comes stealing,
Creeping, out of an obsidian glass poured.
The fatal blow dealt.

Poisons and pains. Panic
Flies on the wings of a bat
Chittering, repeating its refrain, sings
Of ‘Secrets and Lies’, of ‘Secrets and Lies’.

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The Feels

Hit me in the feels,
hit me where it hurts.
Make me fall in love
or fall apart.

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