Just Like You Said

I found the dry riverbed

The one you told me about

It was a scar on the face of beauty

just like you said

and I sat and I waited for the waters to come

but they never did

just like you said

and when I finally stood up, ready to go back to you

I saw the truth of what lived in that place:

life in a chaotic mass of searing light and color

a world made vivid in eyes so used to black and white

and—believe me, I really did try to walk away

but every step forward showed me some new masterpiece

all caught up in a whirlwind, and me at its center

planted in new ground, my roots already taking hold

and I know now that I’ll never leave

that this new Eden will give me a breath of rapture

and a quiet madness to still my heart

that everything I left behind must stay there

waiting for a day that will never come

just like you said

Some of my favorite images I’ve found on sites like Pexels, Pixabay, and Unsplash are by a photographer named Johannes Plenio from Germany—including the one on this post. If you’re looking for some beautiful photography, check out his portfolio! https://pixabay.com/users/jplenio-7645255/

Image by Johannes Plenio from Pixabay

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