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There's a sorrow in my soul
That I wish to share
But it's hiding behind its own curtain of despair.
I was up all night
Wondering what sadness tastes like;
Smooth as honey with a pinch of spice,
As it drips down the throat,
And settles like acid
Burning the intestines.
He told me what regret looks like:
Heartache and gut-wrenching cries.
I knew, it's misery that resides in his eyes;
Crouching in the corner
Ready to pounce,
Biting into the neck,
As the blood spills out
Scraping old wounds,
A closet full of skeletons,
With penance on the mind.
Loss smells a lot like Christmas.
Family gathering around
Sharing memories of a lifetime.
Photographs from 1989,
Same old letters
Scattered around the desk.
People talk about what could be
Heaven and Earth,
And everything in between.
Deceit sounds a lot like a dream
You get out of one,
And fall into another as you sleep.
Shards of glass
Ripping through the spine
As shame builds up a shrine.
Desperation feels a lot like home
You float in the air,
As you cling onto hope.
Somedays are better;
Somedays are worse
But what remains
Is a lesson that has been left unheard.
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