A million ocean's depths turquoise blue,
their piercing brilliantness catches me,
drenching me in love, passionate, and true,
resistance futile, trapped never to be free.
Romance blossomed as rich red roses grew,
each scarlet coloured petal, more unique,
each precious bud gave my heart something new,
until a new love you began to seek.
Now I'm alone, exposed as a coastline,
thoughts cascade like waves on wet sand,
making fossils out this heart of mine,
my teardrops beat to the own marching band.
How much erosion must take place – before
I find love to hold, cherish, and adore.