Dying Inside

Ocean Beach

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The sun shines on a man being embraced by water
The waves of the sea coat his body in the salt of their loins
The seaweed wraps itself around his naked form
He thought death would make it feel better
His heart’s grown cold, his soul is forlorn

If the sun refused to shine on the mountains of the earth
If the oceans of the world dried up and let go of all its life
If all the love in the world lost the fight against the bounds of hate
If all the shadows defeated the beauty of all the sunlight
He wouldn’t care; for once the world would allow him to be its personification

The maudlin man picks himself up and staggers to a dark house
A seagull flies across the misty horizon; this is the end of the world
He stumbles into the house and falls to the floor, tears drip down his face
All the love that he has to give has gone by unnoticed, he said too much
Everything that his ailing heart could give forced her from his touch

Broken, he lifts his hand and reaches for a blade
Before he drives it into his wretched heart he sees her face, he hallucinates
She picks him up from the floor and wipes away his tears
She is love, she is eternity, she’s everything that he wants to live for
He wouldn’t care about his own pain, if only he had hers to worry about

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