misericordia

 

sorrow

it creeps on me
slowly, steadily
from my toes up
to my head,
lingering for a while
as it passes through
my lips and eyes.

it is warm and reassuring,
giving me a certain comfort;
and so i allow it
to caress and envelop me
`til it engulfs
my very heart
and soul.

i forget now who i am,
what i want,
where i am going.
unknowingly, i choose
to stand still
and later realize i can
no longer move.

it controls me now,
being so much a part of me
that i am no longer
who i was, but only know
that i no longer exist
separate from
this overwhelming sadness.


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