I wrote this poem around two years ago and can honeslty say that i truly dig it….hope you do too….
why do we not see a smile?
we suffocate our selves in
back alleys among urine-tinged
cigarette butts decaying in
a smile forms free and doesn’t hurt
like piercing a weakened vein
why do we not give a hug?
we disapprove of shoes thrown
on the floor covered with playground dirt
worn and torn requiring a
rub and scrub
a hug heals harm and doesn’t hurt
like taunting a haunted child
why do we not sing a song?
we camouflage our joy
in held-back breaths and gasping cries
and grunts and groans suppressing our
hope and love
a song spreads soul and doesn’t hurt
like choking a harbored love