We once held hands interlocking fingers,
A promise to each other
We said we would be strong,
That the vast oceans wouldn’t separate us
And we would make it work.
But then the winter arrived with darkened seas,
and dangerous, unchartered waters.
Questioning the belief we had in each other
Whether we could keep the darkness at bay.
Do you think it’s enough?
Is it ever enough?
For we surrendered to bleakness,
to be tossed about at the whim of the waves.
Where do we go?
We keep rewinding
A barrel of promises smashed in the weeds