What Does It Mean?

What does it mean
when you say that you love me?

It used to mean I felt a warmth
radiating from your being
fire of desire become heat
yet it seems the fire
is burning low these days

It used to mean we'd dream
of bright tomorrows future scape
yet here of late
you seem too tired
to even dream

Tired of the everyday
that keeps you in your place
Tired of the ties that bind
you to your given space

It's as if some part of you
just wants to fly
through endless skies
of your unmaking

and yet you hold to me
as an anchor in the storm
when explosions rip
your heart and soul to shreds
and say you wish to make your bed
right here with me

for you sense that I've come
through the storm as if unscathed
and you wish no more
than just to bathe
in the peace found only
on the other side of strife

but would you give your very life
within the streams of turning tides
for love of me and letting go
come live the flow with me?

and if not, what does it mean
when you say that you love me.?


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