freja-beha-erichsen-vogue-uk-january-2014-2Tell me
if time erodes pain
why then
does time
and stalagmites
and stalactites
why does time
raise from their graves
the new land drowned and reborn
why does time
etch hurt so deeply in frown
why does memory
deepen like a well sourced burn
why do my empty arms
catch in motion and fall
lost by my side
why if time erases me
in your heart and your mind
do I stand here
years from now
in similar light
with a chest full of hurt
not altered
not changed