Sketch

My heart is heavy
My chest feels full
Of the raw emotions
My eyes can’t quite yet release
And which I can’t unlock with these lines.

How did you get so lost?
How is this a reality I can’t quite help you face?
My mind has raced all week trying to help you.
But my lips have lacked the eloquence
To draw anything new.

Why can’t we win you back?
Why can’t you help us see
What you’re searching for?
My lungs are full of air I can’t release.
My legs move but feel filled with lead
As this mess outweighs how much I care.

What is the needed answer to end this show?
What is the choice from which you hide?
My hand wanders across this page
As my eyes read words which
Seem like they belong on someone else’s stage.

So much hurt and so much pain
Meet everyone on the other side of your escape routes.
My body feels cold and alone.
My anger feels as heavy as a stone.

So many mixed memories of good and bad.
So many learned behaviors we now carry.
My ears ring with the news you’ve shared.
My soul longs to mend every earthly tear that got you here.

Have we missed the chance to rewrite this?
Has the highway been too long with too many wrong turns
And missed dashes to change what got us here?
My prayers fill with love for you.
My actions seek out something- anything-
I could do… to just share this simple sketch with you.

--Written by Sandy Heights
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