June 25, 2017

My heart breaks daily at
silence repeating,
my voice an echo into a
world not answering
my family so far,
beyond my reaching
alone on this island with
two girls I am teaching;

This balance of pain,
more than I can feel
once used distractions
can’t take the wheel
nowhere to turn,
not even my friends
it must be so,
I’ve exhausted them

Heart on a sleeve is
a sure death knell
wanting it back is just
too hard a sell
distance is what they must
need from me
cause the depth of my pain
is just too much to see.

Emily ©


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