Thousands of miles separate distant hearts
A space that missed and longed for you
Is within arm’s reach but still so far away
Arguments, tense conversations, childhood trauma and broken dreams
Left us hurt but speechless
How can a soul piece together pressure and stress that it can’t comprehend?
Years of words that went unspoken,
Feelings that failed to penetrate the marble skin of complicated experiences
Can we visit each other in our place of frustration?
Or has the wall of contempt crept up on us?
In a world full of people that smile like jack-o’-lanterns
Hiding their true selves in the day
They party and embrace in the dark cover of night
Does happiness fade when childhood is over?
Why do adults run to the vices that grinning smiles
And partial smirks refuse to acknowledge?
Drinking for the sake of not remembering
Recalling the facts only to smoke away the reminders
Wrapped in the solace of shadows reflecting off the moon
Turn on a light in the bedroom
Open the closets, address the monsters underneath the bed,
Utter the truth you endured but never said
We search through old records
To expose new desires
Dancing to rhythmic music balancing on the soles of excited feet
No person is exempt from the difficulties of life
So we hold each other with gentle palms
Everybody has problems but the hours move forward
The days roll on, weeks fly and months ease by
Letting sunshine expose the parts that corroded rust took over
We may be worn
But we’re not easily broken
Love always, Esha ❤