“Lock the box and leave it all behind”…

~

She’s taken all her memories…
And placed them in a box…
Then hidden it out of view…
Making sure it’s closed and locked…

Each one is tinged with pain…
Like a dagger through her heart…
They fuel her whole neurosis…
It’s causing her to fall apart…

She can’t control the flashbacks…
Or the emotions that they bring…
And like a mournful recurring dream…
She’s forever trapped within…

She’s racked with so much guilt…
And filled with so much shame…
Her ravaged mind tormented…
She’s convinced she is to blame…

The hands of time aren’t healing…
Passing seconds feel like hours…
She could end it any moment…
But they’d brand her a gutless coward…

So she keeps living every day…
In her mental prison cell…
Convinced she could’ve saved him…
Or caught him as he fell…

She looked away for a second…
Distracted by a noise…
In that time he lost his footing…
Two lives forever destroyed…

He fell into the water…
Hit his head on a hidden rock…
Poseidon took his victim…
She just froze in shock…

They never found his body…
Just his floating favourite toy…
Dragged into a cold watery grave…
She lost her one and only boy…

Now she just has memories…
And she locks them in that box…
Sits on the same bench hoping…
To see him, out there on the rocks…

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