Like two fish; one headed upstream and one down
somehow we caught each other in passing.
And by choice we paused our journeys elsewhere
to spend time swimming in circles, admiring our colors.
Oh, how different your colors were from mine!
I wanted to take a deeper look,
to bathe in the waves carved into your vibrant flesh
to read your warm eyes like pages in a book.
It didn’t take long for the colors to fade,
Both of us were left with few words to say.
And after spilling many secrets and telling many truths,
no current in this sea could drown out my love for you.
Although at times we surfaced,
on our backs, gasping for air,
we never anticipated perfect,
we both knew those colors were still there.
And though I may not be the brightest fish in the sea,
you made me discover a rainbow of love within me.
I’m sorry that I couldn’t do the same for you,
even though I knew you didn’t expect me to.
I’ve been clinging onto this for a little too long,
then wondering why so many things were going wrong.
The winds are blowing, current changing once-more,
the circles we swim in are now wider than before.
Like two fish; split on separate sides of the sea,
we are truly much brighter than we ever appeared to be.