Patti Masterman


Don't You See Poem by Patti Masterman


Don't you see; once you're wounded
Nothing can ever be fine again-
The world will keep counting down it's calendars
Till the next execution, and people will smile,
Shake your hand; pretend that no tears come
Pretend normalcy; pretend the graves are empty
But you know yours waits, like a mouth gaped open,
Like a shriek, just waiting for the echo to return:
They'll bury all your dreams, and your heartbeats
Will never again vibrate the world's flesh

Being forgotten is the only true sin;
Because no one has ever escaped it
In that void of presence we leave behind
And I'm weeping for all of us now,
And I know I'll never be able to stop crying again
Until that last heartbeat falters,
Or fades away: for to live is to realize
That you've been irreparably broken, and to keep going anyway
Knowing that all we are, is a memory soon fading
But can you still hear my heart beating?

(written to Lisa Gerrard - Sanvean (I am Your Shadow)

Submitted: Thursday, April 15, 2010

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