today (notes/feelings/vibrations)

by mickharris

today

i am closer than ever to someone who is closer 

than ever

to death

 

today

i am learning what it means

firstly

to owe

when i have already

paid

 

today

i am learning that my words

which cup gashes

and froth hurt

must be gentle

with the people i despise

(because they are like me, through a darkness)

 

today

i am tender

and open

in the place

where a child

should grow

 

today

i am hurt

and i am trying

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