Tightrope

I tell myself,
Take a deep breath, let it go,
Step on that tightrope,
Let yourself fill with hope,
One foot, then another,
Eyes flutter open,
Your gaze captures mine.
Take my hand, and let the past go,
Come join me on this tightrope.

Both scared, lost in memories,
I almost mention him,
But you start to tell me
Of summers in your family cabin,
And I begin to forget
All of my darkness and issues,
Lost in this world with you.

Afraid to fall, but feeling so free,
My eyes enthralled
While my heart pounds and screams.
Floating in the sky,
Suspended in air,
I feel like I could fly,
If by my side, you were there,
Hand in my hand,
Don’t you dare let go
And if you fall, I’ll fall with you,
Daring to walk this tightrope
With you.

I forget to breathe
When you’re with me.
Starstruck and dazzled,
I’ve never felt more serene.
My balance almost fails,
But with one look, you steady me,
Swimming in the ocean of your eyes,
Step after step, step into the sky,
Flying with the birds,
Walking on clouds.

Afraid to fall, but feeling so free,
My eyes enthralled
While my heart pounds and screams.
Up in the atmosphere, just us two,
Tantalizingly high,
With a breathtaking view,
I feel like I could fly,
If by my side, you were there,
Hand in my hand,
Don’t you dare let go
And if you fall, I’ll fall with you,
Daring to walk this tightrope
With you.

Heart in my throat,
I feel the wind blow,
Try to hold on,
Swallowed by a cyclone.
I reach out for your hand,
Terror-stricken and afraid,
But you step away,
Stumbling off this tightrope
Alone.

Falling through the atmosphere,
Screams lost in the wind,
As I cry out,
“You swore you’d always be here”.
Hair wild, eyes dancing,
I fell for your romancing.

Eyes shut,
wait for the end,
Something warm
holds my hand,
Indigo eyes
meet mine
Whispered words,
Hidden smirk,
“I meant what I said,
I won’t let you go,
I’m here falling
With you”

Plunging through clouds, yet feeling so free,
My eyes enthralled
While my heart pounds and screams.
Laughing aloud, no longer afraid,
Like a superhero,
I feel like I could fly,
If by my side, you were there,
Hand in my hand,
Don’t you dare let go
And when you fall, I’ll fall with you,
Leaping from this tightrope
for you.

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