in tow

every time i try to leave, you pull me back in
just like the tide returning to sand
i run my boat ashore, cut the sails with a blade
but as they say, once a storm is gone, another awaits

i toss and turn, taste the salt in the air
she says that soon the path will be clear
one if by land, two if by sea
i have no idea what that means for me

she tells me i'm the one she's waiting for
i know it's just a lie, but i'm in no position to realize

i wish at times i were not a man of words
dare i describe her lips and metaphors?
or the rush of hope
when she promises me a life beyond my boundaries

she tells me i'm the one she's waiting for
i know it's just a lie, but i'm in no position to realize