Barrier Reef

I know that light comes with the breaking of dawn,
That I flip the switch, then the TV comes on;
That when I spend too much I’ll be overdrawn —
But I keep on checking to see you’re still gone

I cannot accept it, though over a year;
My mind will, but heart won’t, I can’t face the fear;
Although stark reality makes itself clear,
I just keep on looking to see if you’re here

I can’t grant admission to my last belief
My frame seems too light now to carry this grief
I can’t get to shore past this barrier reef
My heart keeps on reaching, but there’s no relief

Somehow I’ve kept going through all of this pain,
I close my eyes now, and I’ll wake up again;
My heart will keep looking through snow, sun and rain —
Through caverns of days
I will search

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