.

It would be so easy to ease your pain

No medicine is required

Just modest a word

A word like

Hi

Would do

Yet I fear this word

For it is a stopper that stopped

The expression of your outrage flowing

As it did once before upon me

The diversion of you

By this word

Bye

Brutally

Banished you

Such a simple word

Am I beyond the salvation of words?

For the wounds inflicted

Are likely incurable

The denial of

You

Brother

Was pitiless

Yet if we were to speak

Would your old words pollute me still?

.

© Paul Nichol.  2016

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