Friday, August 21, 2009

I shall cry till I can cry no more.

I shall cry till I can cry no more.
My tears shall flow silently.
My eyes will be red.

I shall drink till I can drink no more.
My hand will lift drink to my lips.
My throat will be parched.
I shall drink till drunk.
And I will stagger.

My thoughts shall be jumbled,
incoherent even to myself
and my pain will not be visible
to myself any more.

I shall sing of my pain till I
can sing no more.
My voice will be raised high
in lamentation, so my
pain will be heard only once
and then no more.

Then I will fall and fall no more.
I will cry and then will cry
no more.


Originally written Oct 22, 1998