she struggled to see the beauty in her own eyes…
all the words he filled her head with left lingering doubts and tragic lies.
she ran away from herself to find a safe place.
cruelty and kindness painted the curves and shadows of his face.
he tried to create a void within her heart to forget his own.
she loved him too much to leave him alone.
both lost in a boy’s grand golden fantasy.
in this way…neither of them lived free.
once upon a time, he held me under rose waters.
she learned love first through the methods of her father.
he said…this is love…as he continued to harm and starve her.
emotional wounds run far and deep.
your memories and burdens, no longer do i keep.