we drew a line in the sand,
claimed our sides and built castles so high
the waves couldn't stand
to wash them away.
People told us it wouldn't last,
but the beauty of today
was too wonderful to be wasted worrying
Tomorrow could come when we were done
But the moon pulled the tides
across our fake empire
and as much as we tried
we couldn't recreate a moment that was gone,
wandering in the past so long
we forgot our faces had aged.
We forgot we had grown old and changed.
And so our paths parted,
I took your smile, you took my heart,
and life went on
like it always does.
Alone, I walked the beach,
kicking pebbles into the sea
for every letter you didn't write me,
for every promise you didn't keep,
I filled my pockets with stones and let myself sink,
a storm was brewing, and I was on the brink
of going under, or swimming to shore,
but your unspoken words
dragged me down.
I pulled myself back to land
and drew my own line, and boundaries for
what I could and could not do,
and then broke them all like I longed to break you.
For there's a fine line between bravery and stupidity,
and I don't know what side I'm on,
but I know it's the right one,
and you're gone.
No one could protect my temporary fortress from caving,
I just believed you could,
and that was enough.
That was close enough to love,
as a sand castle was
to a mansion in the sky,
for you and I.