May 19
emmett's picture

What's Left Behind


            shadows
in the shape of a person
            falling to the tenderness 
of bruised knees

            tears just
water that you can hold
            and the palms chafed dry
with salt

            to love
is always to forget
            to cherish water
in the rain

            clutching
teardrops as if they were flowers
            crumpling into 
shadows