No Tears Today
Eyelashes dry and brittle
Lament songs of loss.
Never as a hose to a waterfall.
Sighs and wails consider escape
but dare not.
Ears turn red, brows furrow,
Expressions struggle between north and south.
Fingers spasm a dance,
Feet threaten the ground.
Thoughts enter forbidden depths
Patrolled by haunting pasts.
Pain is felt.
And yet no tears are shed.
Numbness is the king of emotional hell.