Friday, 7 March 2014

I Know By Heart

How can I not be with you in your pain?

I know – by heart – the bereftness and grief of loss
I, too, have been seared by scalding, murderous rage
I’ve felt that same sting of guilt and regret
And been on intimate terms with shame

What is there to understand?

It happened, and it hurt
(Things happen, and they hurt)

So let it hurt
Yes, to all that is in you
Yes, yes, to all those hurts, all those unfelt feelings

We’ve waited so long, yet it takes so little
When we give up trying to solve it
And simply let it hurt for a while, together.


  1. It amazes me how gifts appear in my "in box" just when I need them. Thanks you Fiona. Alice M..

  2. Love to you too, Alice. You're a gift <3