When It Hurts

I can’t believe how much this hurts

Yet we just can’t seem to feel it

See, all we ever worry about

Is whether I’m okay, or you’re okay-

Are you okay?


I could weep for days if only

I could gather up all of

The broken pieces in my hands

And hold them up to my face,

Watch blood seeping through my fingers…

But I just can’t seem to find them.


Maybe when I no longer picture your smile

And the memories fade from my mind

Will I wear loneliness on my head

And feel its weight bear me down.

Then I’ll let the tears fall along with me

Down, down, down

Then I’ll mourn a loss that I can touch.


-Miss Daisy