Half eaten words
And sorrow drenched eyes
I will hold you close
To my tattered heart
I will whisper in your ear
Darling trust this fragile love
I will try and guide you
Towards those safer shores
I will bring you
To the falling stars
To the edge of the sea
I will give you
A collection of moments
In this life where
You actually felt okay
I try my hardest
To be there for you
I will remind you
That you are not alone
Bloodied knuckles
And swollen lips
I will fight with you
And for you
With every breath
Of my battered lungs
I will ease the pain
In your soft heart
It’s all I have
To give
But with every ounce
Of this fragile love
I promise
I will love you

- a midnight promise (f.r)