through the waves and to the line,
the line separating you from the depths.
invisible, physical, broken, loud, soft,
bold, weak, dashed, solid, crisscrossed…
The lines wrap around the heart
hiding away secrets, feelings, desires
that cannot ever break the forged chain.
Chains to bind, chains form the lines,
forged, linked, locked, frail, strong, fake,
misleading, straight, diagonal, zig-zag, bent…
Chains that bind and cannot be broken
slowly kill the heart, the body, the soul,
until there’s nothing left but a hollow shell.
Nothing left but the emptiness,
the darkness, coldness, sadness,
loneliness, regret, bitterness, anger…
Broken hearts and broken dreams
from lines that should not be crossed,
from fear of crossing lines that need to be.
Lines to cross, lines to stay behind,
hidden, secret, obscure, false, rash, hateful,
untrustworthy, disloyal, dishonest, treacherous…
Walls are formed to block;
block you from who you want to be;
cannot be torn down to let you go further.
Walls built; wall form the boundaries,
brick, stone, wood, mud, steel, concrete,
opaque, transparent, resilient, indestructible…
Which to cross? Which to stay behind?
Lines are the barriers that keep us on track.
Lines are challenges that show us who we are.