I do like prose style writing, but reading it in a whole block can be off-putting. I hope you don't mind if I have a quick go at changing the format only. Again, I hope you don't mind as it is only a suggestion.
An Ocean of you
You hide behind your words like a master of disguise. And I know that these words are old and used and broken, but they're all I know among thieves and chivalry.
I'm thrown between rock and wave trying to find my footing. I can't offer you sympathy because that would destroy us both. I can caress your hand and hold your ear in a series of sweet words because that's not my place, but rather mine to spectate.
I am not sure if the beach holds my sanctuary away from the foamy disease, or if I belong in the desolate waves that continue to haunt me so.
I don't know if the wave sweeps me in or pushes me away, but rather I am a corpse caught in the mercy of the unknowing.
How can I console you when I know not my place? How can I continue to force my way a against the tide to receive a name, a past life requesting a regain?
Instead, I'll stand and wait until the roaring tides decide my fate.
Alanis, just by creating space, this well written poem becomes more accessible.