today my world stopped turning (poem)

today my world stopped turning

and everything was gone

i lost my home

a husband

my son

all familiar things were gone when

today my world stopped turning

and the burden of living bore down

crushing all hope

all dreams

all desire

all i was and all i wanted to be

gone because

today my world stopped turning

and the glacier in me began melting

uncontrollably

until everything came

pouring

out in torrents that

drove away sleep

and rest

and all

thoughts

and words

and feelings

washed out

leaving me

empty

drained

exhausted

angry

wounded

numb

on the day

my world stopped turning

life began

 

© Cindy Lapeña, 2010

 

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