I cannot speak
Words, dust crumbs on my tongue
Love turned hard
Eats a slow path to bitterness
Powerless, its course to change,
Adds to my insufficiency. Love’s leaving, a burning.
Loss, Friend, and more.
Eddying and flow the maelstrom
Tearing, turning, washing color into distance
Until the world reveals grey,
And other shades of Nothing.~e~ 2014