Eyes Like Candles

by shriveena

I’ve waited and waited for someone to take it
Don’t fight it, don’t bother an inch for another
Don’t listen, don’t hear them, they’re in this together
I’ve learned well; now hear me, there’s much to be fearing
I’m used to your absence, your faceless distraction
I’ve painted your patterns but found them attractive
Now I’ve been leaning towards a life far more candid,
Though lead through the dark with your eyes as my candles
Where your life and my life’s directions can wrangle
And all of a sudden you’ve left me to handle
The reasons that never forbid me to stand tall
And somehow, oh somehow I found out the secret
To staying alive without actually breathing