Once Free

The taste of bittersweet
blends with salty tears
for night is drawing near
yet once again

while still you pretend
that everything will be all right
even as you fight
with all your strength to gain
control of all the pain
within your heart

and I wonder
if you'll ever start to mend
the damage done
by burning rays
of sunless intellect
that would dissect
a love once free
to be

?Michaelette?

12/9/99
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