color key — blue: mental health; yellow: relationships. contrast of light and dark correlates with bright and somber tones of voice.

Hotel Pools

Hotel Pools

Hotel Pools

Hotel Pools

I thought I was ready to spend my life

next to someone else. You couldn't wait to leave

you should have seen the look on your face.

Was it me you couldn’t stand

or just this dreaded place?

Your arms felt like hotel pools

so cozy, yet so unfamiliar.

We were just a young couple of fools

so rosy, yet so unpredictable.

I’ve fallen in love since then

it seems like such a long time ago

but sometimes every now and again

I imagine you and know

that I could never forget

my memories are racked with you

I know, and I would bet

that yours are racked with me too

I thought I was ready to spend my life

being misunderstood

by the man who takes up half my bed

because I thought that one day you would

I couldn’t wait for you to leave

you should have seen the look on my face

although tears were streaming down my cheeks

I knew that you would be easily replaced.

your arms felt like hotel pools

I can still remember the way they smelled.

We were just a young couple of fools

waiting for it all to go to Hell.

I’ve fallen in love since then 

he doesn’t like when I say your name 

but sometimes every now and again 

I imagine you and still feel the same.

I’m ready now to let you go 

you were just a dream that I had

but would never really know.

© Midnight Woman 2021