Don’t seek answers.
Only disappointment will answer you.
Nor seek shoulders to lean permanently on-
They’ll only tremble and shake when it aches.
Instead, grit your teeth,
Swallow that blob; yes! that bitter dark globule of helplessness;
Let it flow down your throat;
Let it plunge itself into the crimson flow of your blood;
Let it dissolve and dissipate as tiny particles in your arteries;
Let it transform;
And let it come back to you as sweat, as tears, and as fresh bursts of breath,
As you exhale,
And heave a sigh of relief;
Letting it out,
Once for all.