Tempest

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the tempest overflows the teacup
so much energy spills from you to me
on my own I thought I was full
but was empty except for the shell I could see

cruel the waves of passion
they crash, hurling you into rock
I can’t see for the tears streaming
scraped raw with secrets you’ve unlocked

winds swirling
dreams torn
feelings swept away
suspended in wonder

when the tide ebbs and my breathing slows
the sky’s dimmed to a greyish brown
I can feel my feet touch the ground again
but I’m too afraid to look down

down is up in this tempest
and I can’t get my bearings
tossed til there’s no more feeling
so I let go of what I learned

tempests can’t be contained
I can’t control my heart
seas and storms and memories
will calm when we’re finally apart

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