Misplaced in a tiny moment this time slips away from us,
like every doubt we’ve shared has me constantly counting backwards towards a cluster of empty promises.
Mostly I was just sitting there with you wasting another hour away from moving forward.
I was surprised when you caught me stuck in my head again,
contemplating every bad thing in this world like it was all a fault of my own.
An unfaithful me wanted to cower in a corner every time a flash of guilt triggered another reason to look away from you.
A misstep over a gap in my judgment was a free-fall into a persistent pit of regret.
Anticipating a negative reaction I tensed up waiting for this peaceful moment to fail,
When You playfully nudged me and said,
“Where there are shadows there is also light.”
I shrugged and accepted that you were probably right.
You smiled and I sighed.
Somehow you’ve always had a way of turning my attention to the brighter side of things.
However I don’t know where this life is going.
And I kind of feel like it’s pulling me away from you,
but I hope you know that I’ll take every memory of you with me,
wherever I go from here.
Music that inspired:
"Sleeping at the wheel" Matchbox 20
***EDIT:12/17/12 - Color scheme/contrast was really bothering me so I adjusted it.***
***EDIT:12/18/12 - Finished writing the prose. The original was a rough draft. ***