Frozen Tears

A poem by Jon W.

 

Sinking

Gasping for forgotten air

Shedding any residual light.

Transfixed in one position

Stuck.

Screaming with muted breaths

Crying frozen tears.

Transparent to those around him

 

Dry hands smother the lightbulb

Raw flesh burns at the touch

Of dying luminescence

Fallen

Fading

Falling

Faded.

Few are left behind

To cheer as they weep

Crying frozen tears

Helpful

Hopeless

Helpless

Hopeful.

Words on a page can’t speak, just as

Lines on paper can’t bleed

Can’t scream.

But don’t they still feel pain?

They hurt from the pressure of the

Pointed pen

Smudged ink spilling on the whites

Forever marked

Forever maimed.

 

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