Friday, June 16, 2006

Have You Ever

The pain was real. You have me to testify on that.

Have you
ever
felt?
suffering
emotional
distress
that would flow
against natural currents
and clutched
yes clutched
your veins
threatening to suck
you dry
and kill
what's left of your innocence
feed on your soul
turn time against you
so that it would craw
on your skin
in disgust
in shame
in constant need to
see you cry
ask for help
beg for mercy
and die?

I have