Do you hold on To the rings we carry On fingers that have bled More droplets than beneath our eyes? We have held on, With hand upon hand, Wrapped in a circle, Not yearning to release. You squeeze, Though, are gentle In your tightness. Our arms are around. Wield me, As I wield you Under the fires of the world. Our blood streams down the pages of time. I am holding, We are staying. I am trying to not let The wind carry us to uncertainty. Our love Shall hold like we have stretched Our arms to be around Our forms in the soil. Keep me close, As I keep you near. We will not let the waters take us, Nor tear us Apart from the other In this everlasting embrace.