she said // he said

Anna Chen

She sees the dark stormy clouds paint the sky black.
She’s filled with loneliness and despair every night.

She watches the rain tap on the window as it starts to pour.
She watches and waits in terror of what’s to come.

She feels her demons rising.
She just wants to feel safe again.

They are here, she said.
The monsters are here.

He sees her drown every night.
He longs to keep her whole.

He watches her fall apart.
He watches his world fall apart.

He’d save her if he could.
He’d do anything for her.

I’ll be your safe haven, he said.
I’ll keep you safe.