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subconscious: (the dead sea.)

i think your heart is a ship.

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Created on 2011-12-21 07:48:02 (#1152598), last updated 2017-06-10 (15 weeks ago)

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i think your heart is a ship.
i think i am not the ocean you are looking for.
i am not your pacific. there is more salt
than ocean when you dip your tongue
into my waters.

i think i am the dead sea.
you do not care for king david. it’s the 21st century.
nobody will believe there is sacred in me.
there is nothing holy about me anymore.

i think you do not like the bodies i keep afloat.
i think you find my inability to drown the dead a curse.
i think you do not understand my desire to be soft
with even the devil. only the most cruel men
have ever reflected my kind of loneliness.
i think the world need only love and listen to them
before they melt into submission.

i think i am the wrong kind of softness.

i am almost all water and drowning,
but i can’t even do what water does -
hold a ship up. hold you up.
your heart is too heavy with meaning.
it means too much to me.

i think your heart is a ship that was built to sail away.
i think i was built to hold up the wrong bodies.
i think it was best like this.


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