as cough rips silence
how can you speak clearly
when there is so much to shout?
scream at the structure of our bones,
tear hearts from their moorings,
Born of pain
Makes all the wrong sounds.
Makes too big a noise.
Gently stare forward
saying a million things at once
whilst your body
betrays those thoughts
P Davidson 09/01/09
(Picture - Francis Bacon - Study for a portrait)