17: April 2017 #15 - Mantra

Authored by Joyce Nancy


by Joyce Nancy

i found my way to a clear head
& still nothing comes

i breathe in
the light of morning
& breathe out
the pain of night
let the earth & air
cradle my suffering

what a sin
to be brimming
& keep it all in
i move slow
wait to burn

parts of me decay
& escape like slugs
for many months
i watch this carnage

what i need to say is this:
i was hurt
i hope you know