“I’ve felt this way before.
But now, I realize
there is no greater pain
than the frigid waves of sadness
washing over you again.
It starts in your heart,
encasing it in an armor of ice;
its coldness licking at your chest,
its numbness soaking your veins,
its frozen tendrils slowly reaching towards
fingers and toes.
you are submerged in chilling darkness.
The reason why it must hurt
so much more this time
than last, is that;
I didn’t know just how sweet
the shoreline’s breath could be.”
"It’s hard to feel your body lose itself again," - Stephanie Mills