Heal the heartache with the words
May the unspoken, written be heard
I give to you this day my pain
So that you might, in reading, something gain

Metal and ink
To ink in the stitches and pull them tight
To seal the heart's wounds and bring soothing black night

Graphite and rubber
To shade in the missing parts
To erase the places where the pain starts

White empty slate
To soak in the blood and stem the flow
To write the sorrow in red so that others might know

Written sorrow
Forging my tomorrow
Letting the pain seep down into the page
Keeping painful memories from being lost with age
Letting out the pain and healing the gashes
Lest the heart burn down and leave only ashes
Letting me breathe easy again

11/05/2004