With this red thread she can’t hold on anymore
there’s this wall between them
a wall of pain that they’ll either get over
or break heartstrings trying.
“you can’t reach me anymore”
is what she says when she falls into
through a small hole
the size of her fist
and strategically placed
in her back yard.
He searches because he’s sorry
that she’ll never be able to sleep again
without the sound of his voice
whispering sweet “I love you’s”
and begging her to calm down.
She falls because she doesn’t know
the way back up
or that going back up is even and option.
She knows she’s not Alice,
but the promise of never hurting again
seemed far too good to pass up.
He’s not the white rabbit
but he’s late for a very important date
and he knows he’s too late to reach her.
All he remembers are her last words
the only thing that can carry him home.