Love Lake / by Yessenia Funes

Sometimes we let our guard down
To take a sip at the lake
The waters of reds and pinks
Help wash the lonely away

But once the walls have fallen
The taste isn’t very sweet
You prefer the salty ocean
That once made waves at your feet

The love we seek cannot be found
In lakes or rivers or streams
We find it lost at sea
Where our hearts beat
Roaring endlessly

So the walls go up
And our guard stays put
Because we felt a sting
Of the Love Lake that doesn’t exist
The Love Lake of deceit