We lay in bed together

Like so many times before

My head upon your chest

Your arms wrapping around

 

You hold me near to you

And I rest into your frame

Perfect this should be

At peace I should feel

 

Yet my world is shattered

Small shards raining down

Sharp edges scratch my skin

As a storm brews within

 

Here I lay beside you

Yet it isn’t you beside me

Here we are together

Yet so alone I feel

 

This body beside me looks like you

The voice that speaks is yours

But you are nowhere to be found

Your mind a splintered fractal

 

How can I miss you when you’re here?

What is this desperation I feel?

How can we be alone together?

What do I do?

 

Your mind is shattering bit by bit

Your reality moving further from mine

Your body aches from constant movement

Your mind begs for a glimpse of peace

 

Your body lays beside me

A shadow of who you are

Your voice not quite right

Your face hard and cold

 

I miss you desperately and passionately

I miss you like a fish misses the sea

You are my rock amidst the storms

So what do I do now that you are the storm?