how-do-you-say-goodbye-to-someone-you-cant-live-withoutYou cannot see
that my legs are missing
my arms are omitted
my heart does not beat
my eyes do not see
you may say
how dare you
when there are crippled
and broken and rusted and
crusted and burnt and damaged
people who really have
no limbs
no vision
no fingers to touch with
and still
I will show you
the circumstance of hurt
invisible
unmentionable
lest we are judged
left more alone as consequence
wounded warriors who have seen no war
do battle over and over
with scars that do not heal
eyes that cannot burn
more than a slow life time
flame flickering
on and out
persisting to burn
even though it is
extinguished

0 Replies to “Extinguished”

    1. Ah my dear friend I wish that were not so but I do agree with you. I wish that you were not feeling as I, but I hope that as a result this time will pass and you will find light again xo

    1. Yes – because so often if you are hurt inside nobody knows or they know and they think ‘get the fuck over it’ and so you go on, half alive, always hurting, and people can’t figure out why you haven’t stopped hurting so the echo of that is a torment

  1. “Mais vivre en silence
    En pensant aux souffrances
    De la terre et se dire
    Qu’on n’est pas les plus malheureux
    Mais quand dans l’amour
    Tout s’effondre
    Toute la misère du monde
    N’est rien à côté d’un adieu”

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