"A Shameless Quote" or "Inspiration"
by Myrna Perez
"We were meant to live for so much more,
Have we lost ourselves?"
Screaming, do you hear me...
My voice stretched out across the void,
Pulled high across the vortex of misperception.
Why is this dissipation embraced;
why do you make love
To your despair? Plunged into the flesh of
You, dark and evil. Light is shunned;
Lungs filled with blackness and drown.
I would tear the heart from me,
Offer it to you, live and beating. That
You would see, would understand.
I cannot, it is not mine to do.
I wail, this small soul anguishes alongside you.
There is more than this, there is infinite.
You have wallowed so deep in muck
That sight and breath are impossible.