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Is it possible to out swim your past?

Submitted: April 12, 2010

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Submitted: April 12, 2010



I try to swim through the memories of you like an open ocean,
Those same memories that have plagued me since you swam away.
But the water has turned black, and the waves have stopped their fluid motion.
You noticed the hole in our hull, and took off without a sense of dismay;
I tried to repair the damages, to repair what was once so right,
You were so quick to escape, to jump overboard, to abandon ship,
I believed you when you said you would sail with me forever on that midsummer night.
I was too naïve to notice our boat was about to tip.
I feel desperate, without a vision of where the wind will take me now,
And the memories of you engulf me as I try to swim through the black.
And I suddenly ask how I could have possibly allowed
Myself to become what I have become, and I realize I want to go back.
Back to when duplicity and betrayal weren’t issues, where it was so simple and pure,
And I foolishly believed that our true love could endure.

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