I slumbered in deep wells near the sea, lulled by the steady crash of waves;
Surrounded by darkness and silence;
Sometimes the tides pulled me to life, towards the surface;
Sunlight sparkling off shale and polished sand;
The moon overhead covered me in silver, the nights chill deepened my slumbering heart;
The glitter of stars against a night sky sent me back into my well;
I wrapped my mantle across my shoulders and against the chill;
My victorious, imprinted on skin the monsters chained outside;
My warrior princess fierce in her guardianship of my heart.
Then you reached down and whispered, remember Cara;
Love awaits, roll away the stones piled high and remember;
I said no, sputtered, then silent then yes.
How did you do that to my shattered self with just remember.
Then you said laugh, I adore you and I believed never questioning.
You asked, will you know and I said no and then I hope and then yes.
Then you said, I am broken and I said so am I, together we are whole;
In my long slumbering heart I dreamed of you forever;
Then you reached down and said;
Remember Cara and I did.