Numb Fire

My ears burn with numb fire. I need something I can never have.

I need love; I need a family.

A stranger pads through my house.

Images fly by jerkily, like in an old film.

The stranger, he sees me, my blackened crusted corpse.

He knew of me, once;

I thought I remembered loving him each day–
once.

Have you ever observed a wet road on a snowy day,
and seen how each snowflake hits the ground and is absorbed instantly?

Like that, does my life ring.

Every attempt, each effort I make to smooth things over;
Every time I hit the ground—
It is never suffocated.

I am only absorbed.

He makes me cry, but I must dry my tears and hide them away in a safe-box—
when I leave.

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