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