This is the starting of my greatest fear; the one where echos are swallowed so no one hears the tempers we’ve blazed on trails of molten ecstacy where coral simmers to life beneath raging waves, wild and free.
This is the starting of my greatest hope; the one where you untie the knots wrapped ’round the dangling ropes, hung in trees to lynch the men that came before and brought you to your knees, begging for forgiveness in shallow graves buried beneath saturated pleas.
This is the starting of my greatest sigh; the one that leaves you breathless and soaring over deepening skies, that bleed the color of peace and turn your heart toward me; sinking under waves on top the raging seas.
This is the starting of my greatest love; the one who undresses wounds and ties me in sheets purer than holy doves, who flutter through open gates left unchecked by me; the predator’s out to take his prey while we balance on the limbs of our family tree.
This is the starting of my last goodbye; the one laden with broken futures and the deepest sighs, that undress you with tempered breath and a sorrow-filled gaze; I knew you were never mine to keep so the dog ears must unfold, for it’s time to turn this page.