INK Submission of the Week – Loss
Loss is not just an emotion.
It is a pain that starts at the base of my throat.
It starts out as a cancerous lump,that gets bigger and bigger,
Until it erupts.
Then the pain spreads like a fire,
Burning its way through my body,
And overwhelming my mind.
The burn then subsides and, like drinking whiskey,
It leaves my soul numb.
The burn is now gone, but so is the relief.
Life turns into a hollow balloon threatening to float away.
I want to it let go, but eventually,
Someone walks into my life.
They hold me together, and everyday easier.
They stitch the tear in my heart.
The lost will never be forgotten,
They will always be loved.
Their love will be remembered,
And turn into a permanent scar.
Loss isn’t just an emotion;
It will always remain as a part of you.