Your eyes sting of sorrow
And your heart is full of woe
Your skin remembers misery
& these things just won't let go.
Your fingertips are hesitant
For the last they touched was agony
And there isn't a feeling quite like
Being this alone in humanity.
Your lips are aching
Willing them rid of the wretchedness
& having a hard time imagining
If they'll ever know true connected-ness.
You yearn to leave this place
But your bones are stuck in Suffering
You cannot move your feet
You're drowning in your coloring.
Your ears seem cursed
Slurs, disgrace, slams, & murder
Praying every night at home
That you're not the next martyr.
You won't be trapped here forever
I know that's what you fear
But I'll see you in Freedom
I promise you--