Emptiness

April 16, 2018
By , Franklin, WI

Emptiness

is not the state of being empty

but the rather the absence

of the things

you need most.

 

Many describe it as

a hole

or a pit

that is dug within the soul,

but that's not what I believe.

 

I believe

emptiness is a fire

fueled by regret and loneliness.

 

If you pay close attention,

you can feel it burning in your chest.

You can hear the crackle of your soul

as it withers away,

slowly,

like a piece of firewood.

You can smell the smoke

that contaminates your body,

leaving traces of soul in your blood.

 

Just know

that someday

someone will put out that fire in your soul

and 

piece by piece

your soul will be

whole once again.






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