There Was a Time

there was a time

not so long ago

when I said

I wouldn’t let anyone

control me

but not anymore

it wasn’t really

a conscious decision

to let you take over

but it’s clear

that you have

you influence my every thought

every word that comes out of my mouth

I make every decision based on

what you would do

or say

you live inside my head

will you ever go away?

I need to be free

I need

to breathe

but you are the air

you’re the water,

the sky,

the grass and trees

you’re everything

the world

my world

and I can’t get away

you’re in my dreams

day and night

you’re everywhere

I can’t be without you

can’t live

and I don’t want to know

what it would be like

to try.