What are you thinking she asks?
There is no answer. Only the silence that she has now come to know.
What happened to all the words?
It seems they were ripped violently from this plane
only to be absorbed by black matter that will never let them go.
Where is the laughter? Why has it died away? Were there no watering holes to fuel it’s liquid needs?
What of the tears?
They have dried and formed small hills of salt on the plains of her existence.
Where is the proof of lovely times past?
It has disappeared like invisible ink. Only to be seen again when acidic juice falls upon the pages. Revealing what was but is no longer.
What of the heart?
It wills upon itself scar tissue, in the hope of covering open wounds.
But it wasn’t all bad. Right?
Believe in what is.
Believe in what was.
Believe in beauty.
Believe in the heart.
leave. (this life)
An unsent card –
dancing ballerina –
memories of moments shared.
I don’t know what to do with them all.
Currently they reside in a neat pile
next to pink leather.
Sometimes I wonder what it would feel like
to be heartless.
Without the inclination to keep happy – Summer windswept bits.
But if I was, would I be the same?
In the place of warmth
Cool and controlled.
In the next life?
Have you ever felt emotionally saturated? Where your mind and soul have simply reached capacity? Where you can’t conceive that anything else could possibly fit into the being that is you?
Have you ever been judged unfairly?
Do you ever wish that we could read each others minds, simply to know?
Have you ever been filled with words that you could not speak?
Do you ever make a wish and wake every day wondering if it has been granted?
Would you give of yourself if you knew you would receive nothing in return?
Do you ever regret words spoken, knowing that they (words) can be someday forgiven but never forgotten?
Will you go to sleep tonight sated?
Can you build a bridge where none exists?
Have you ever cried out in the night and not known why?
Do you recognize the face that stares back at you in the mirror?
Are you absolutely sure you’re right?