Time and again
I have wished upon falling stars
closed my eyes and wished on dandelions.
I have wished at each birthday
for the exact same thing,
a chance to stand at your side.
I fought this ride of emotion
tried to turn from the stallion
but he nuzzled my neck
until I could not say good-bye.
I hold your memory close by
a secret that I hoard
unable to share with anyone
this festering pain.
I dig deep within my chest
ripping free my shredded heart.
I resist your claim to me
I resist the dreams you have given me.