A bruise is tender
but does not last,
it leaves me as
I always was.

But a wound I take
much more to heart,
for a scar will always
leave its mark.

And if you should ask
which one you are,
my answer is -
you are a scar.

Three Questions?

What was it like to love him? asked Gratitude.
It was like being exhumed. I answered. And brought brought life in a flash of brilliance.

What was it like to be in loved return? asked Joy.
It was like being seen after a perpetual darkness, I replied. To be heard after a lifetime of silence.

What was it like to lose him? asked Sorrow.
There was a long pause before I responded.

It was like hearing every goodbye ever said to me -- said all at once.