You have such beautiful broken windows
Your perpetual sunset shines
off the wet shards spectacularly;
You say you don’t cry anymore
But hard water-stained brick walls
draw the pictures your lips won’t
guards your heart
hoping to distract from the shattered glass and it actually works
People say you stand solid as a statue, that you move mountains with words,
and the wildfire inside you inspires them,
You look just like me.
I can’t save you.
Maybe my large frame can bear a little more than yours, but we’re still the same
My planks are rotting
My floorboards creak
And the termites keep biting holes in my walls,
I need help.
They tell me search for God
I hear that He can solve all our problems
Wash away the sawdust,
repair our raw hearts
But we’ve gotta walk together.
I can’t save you or make you save yourself,
Hell, I can’t even save me,
Though there’s still hope for us both
You should come along, I need you
My lone pair of arms can’t row for too long
Already wind battered and weak
We need each other.
Come with me.