Body? Temple they say
Suffering, I say
I search for words
Over sandy dunes of waterless deserts
Words, I don’t find
How do I spell pain?
When no words happen around it?
Hide, they say
Guilt, Shame, Disgust, I feel
Worms crawl over my skin
My surface burns like the hot sun
Cells shatter to million pieces
At your gaze.
Love, I say
For the monument
That nurtured, slept, ate
That suffered my abuse
That suffered the enemy’s abuse
That suffered a mystery illness
Killing it from within
Anxiety, Pain, Loss, Endless Darkness
But, my body stayed
Only love, unbound love to pay respect to my monument.