IF

I used to think that you were ok 
But I never looked past your face 
One day I drew the away the drapes 

If I had seen that you were drowning 
I would have pulled you out 
If I had seen that you were tangled 
I would have cut you out 

The mirror hides a forest of orange 
Trees whose names I can’t even say 
How long have you been suffering this pain? 

If I had seen that you were drowning 
I would have pulled you out 
If I had seen that you were tangled 
I would have cut you out 

Please forgive me for thinking you were fine all this time 
Let’s go to the end of this tunnel 
I’ll walk this rugged road with you 
You’re not alone

© 2019 SHAYLA McDANIEL

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© 2019 SHAYLA McDANIEL