Life raft

Oil painting J. W. Waterhouse – adieu Farewell Lovers in ocean shipwreck & waves

We hold on
To the life raft
Hoping the billows
Never overtake us
And now we know
Love is the wave
That steals our last breath.

What saves us
Is a fearful grip
On staying afloat
Despite being surrounded
By strong forces
That loosen our resolve
To never go under.

The warmth of finality
Salty pleasure of surrender
Beckon me to let go
Of darkened horizons
In exchange
For waking up alive.

You fill canvases
With love that makes its way
Into hearts and minds
And memories
Worthy of display.


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