Do You Think?
Do you think that you’re the only one who has walked through hell and fire
Wrestling with your demons and desires?
Hiding in those misty moors, watching ships sail off to sea
Longing to be Captain; wishing you were free?
Do you think that you’re the only one who has witnessed death uncensored?
In a cavern carved in stone inside your weary, restless soul?
Do you think that you’re the only one who waits on a bed of nails?
To taste forbidden fruit of knowledge from a heart that’s not for sale?
Your eyes are dancing fires upon the winter of my youth
And mine are casting shadows on spring’s maturity in you…
Do you think that you’re the only one to seek shelter in elusive arms?
Trading equanimity for passions’ pain inside your heart?
We can’t go back to where we started unless we go back to the womb
So breathe the breath out from my body and hide your heart in my perfume
Sharon Lynn Van Meter