Monday, 21 July 2008

SIGNS FROM THE BODY


My shoulders
bear the weight of my heart.
They tighten and scream with tension.
The pain, the tears… the deep distress.

Sometimes I want to live without people,
for the sadness of rejection is too much…
Why should I put myself
in the way of so much melancholy?

Betrayal.

Dare to trust?
Do I dare it?
Trust is a gift which,
when misused,
leaves open the path to a crumbling
of the spirit.
Do love and companionship warrant
the risk?
Should I dare again?
At this moment….NO!

Solitude seems safe and manageable.
But can we betray even ourselves?


© June Saville 19 November, 1998
All rights reserved.
No reproduction without
Written permission of the author