My Heart Is An Ocean

My heart is like an ocean,
Deep and everlasting.
It may look shallow on the outside,
But step in and you start drowning.
The barriers around it,
Go to the sky around the garden.
Letting people in,
Usually leads to my drowning.
There are places in my heart,
Even I daren’t go near.
Dark corners, small spaces,
And people living there that shouldn’t be.
Letting go is a struggle,
But keeping you in here is a pain.
Lying to myself that I don’t need you,
Just leads to me messing you.
If you were just a bad habit,
Breaking this would be easy.
But you are a ghost from my past,
A phantom that won’t leave.
My heart is an ocean,
Careful where you swim.