In too deep

He waded further in than any other

peeling back the layers

catching the dead leaves

as I sought to hide myself

Scared to disrobe my mind

my heart

Duped by the easyness

tricked by imaginary signs

leading me astray

I fooled myself into thinking I’d know

which one

and when

Being led by a foolish heart.

I have finally retreated

abandoned the future I had desired

the appeal now lost.

One silent, one gone

and another gazing from above

still cradling my heart.

In truth

I’ve now let go of the notion of anyone

except myself.

I have always been here

and I will never leave

© 2019