Oceania Tears

She calls out and you flee
-time stops and we are tested
She waits for no one and ignores pleas
-days pass quickly, then slowly
She rocks and taunts you with arms of goddess tears
-the work enslaves you
She holds your heart for ransom
-sentences reduced to brief words from afar
She won't take 'no' for an answer
-you are hers for years; finally a breakthrough
She slows down and relaxes
-before you lies three passes
She loosens her grip and drops the chains
-time regains consciousness
She drifts slowly to sleep
-you fly away quickly landing in my arms gently
She is calm; satisfied momentarily
-we revel in the delay
For when She wakes
-we have no choice but to play her game


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