Icarus filled me with this unexplainable warmth
and his smile would always leave a mark
He was my sun, the light in my life,
the stars I would look up to whenever I’m in the dark
but then I saw how his coffee brown eyes
dulled and gradually lost color
As his flame slowly burned out
and his smile became smaller
I watched him slowly slip away from my grasp
In pieces I could never seem to catch
Because my hands are too tired to hold on and keep clasp
Around the heart no one seemed to match
If I were to go back in time,
If I were to replay a moment once more
Instead of him falling into the sea,
Let him fall into my arms, forevermore.
Instead of carving our story into a tragedy, I will cherish him and adore
I wouldn’t let him knock on suicide’s door
Take me back to the time where he still kissed my head.
Take me back to the warmth of his smile instead.
In honor of World Mental Health Day.