He found me when I was broken,
just a collection of memories, torn and
discarded pictures, a mess of a girl who
spent nights finding love at the bottom of
whiskey bottles, screaming at the cold
silhouette of my past on the bed sheets.
I had given up on myself, I was lost,
filling my body with the sweetest poisons
and when my mind was blurry, I would
dream of running away, just driving until
I found a town where no one knew my name.
I romanticized the idea of abandoning this town,
without any notice at all, simply erasing my name
from the humid corners of the bars I once loved.
And right as I thought I was falling,
finally hitting rock bottom, he caught me.
There was something in his eyes, when we
exchanged a look, it was something I had
forgotten existed in people, he didn’t pity me,
there was no sorrow in his stare,
no, there was hope.
It was as if he knew me, just by locking
his stare with mine, like he knew my past,
feeling the pain and stories my
hazel sight spilled to him that night.
And that hope that I sensed from him
was illuminating, and I begged my heart
and mind not to trust him, but there was
this sensation he emitted, a reassuring mannerisim
pleading with me to put my trust in his hands.
And that’s exactly what I did.
I had already given up on myself, but he saw
the beauty through my pain, and in that moment
I knew he wouldn’t let me run away,
he would make sure I wouldn’t hurt anymore,
he was the hope I was looking for all along,
I just never realized it.