Who has the power to play our souls like strings? What is this memory that rattles the glass like rain? Fragile sheets that Precariously encase my veins. ***** me too hard and I WILL break. Such a waste, Blood careening down my face, Or it poetry?
Or is it just my heart floundering at your feet Like some kind of suffocating fish? **** these poignant recollections and all these bits And pieces that somehow Seep into the deepest recesses of my spirit.
My mother kissed me every night and said I love you twice, Right up until The years she died Inside, Slowly, Like some masterpiece gradually erased upon a board.
How I wanted to keep a little piece of what she was before!
I clutch onto a buried scrap of guilt Drenched in the dark waters of
“I could have done more.”
Every time it is my children who lift me off the floor; Their bright eyes Burned into my mind Like lanterns on the shore of a foreign sea.
My ship will never leave them.
They have that power over me.
Like you and I.
Here we are again because I can’t walk towards that other sky With the sunlight glinting off the rocks And the horizon caught Between us.
I see those little pieces Of my heart left behind with every mile, And like a child I climb up into your arms and make you carry me, While the blood red sun is setting.
How is it that your strength can put me back together?
I guess, In the end, I gladly give it; The power to make me feel Something. Give me the substance that overpowers the numbness. I'll hold it inside me and go down fighting.