1531424404188_imageShe wanted to heal

But day after day

She would lift up the band aid

And find yet a bleeding heart

That just won’t heal.

She searched far and wide

For a healing that would take the pain away

But she couldn’t find any-

Every process of healing

Ripped her heart apart.

She stopped trying to heal

Rather, she embraced the pain

As her very own skin

She held on to her heart

For even though it was bleeding, it was all she had.

©Mfon Etuk, 2018