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I bring rage and bitterness in equal measure
From the weighty past, dragging me back
Every thought, every image, every memory
Springing unbidden from the wellspring of imagination
Tinting the glass in front of me with deep red
Peering out into the misted horizon stained
With burgundy uncertainty
I bring sadness, a wound freshly scabbed
Stinging and clawing at the wind
Daring to dream of the day when
Without loving salve and curious fingers
It shuts its door.
The mark of its life hidden deep
No chiseled mountains of pain remain
But life will not creep back in darkness
This black spot is what we’re looking for
It lives forever unnamed
But never forgotten.