I can see a wound before it happens

April 21, 2018
By OliviaS01 BRONZE, Pittsfield, Massachusetts
OliviaS01 BRONZE, Pittsfield, Massachusetts
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I can see a wound before it happens
I can trace my fingers along the
Rough edges of the scab
Because I can see a wound before it happens
I can see your face curl and sag
Because I can see a wound before it happens
I can watch the future crumple you
Because I can see a wound before it happens
I can hear veins gasping for air
Because I can see a wound before it happens
I can almost reach your pain
As your heart falls three feet deeper
Because I can see a wound before it happens
I can hold the volatile stress in my hand
Because I can see a wound before it happens
I can almost catch the faith you lose
Because I can see a wound before it happens
I can’t however grasp your suffering and anguish
Just because I can see a wound before it happens
Just because I can sense it before it’s there
I can’t stop it so I mourn for you
Because I can see a wound before it happens


The author's comments:

It's always hard to see someone going through tragedy. In this poem, the writer grappels with the terror of the inability to do something about it. 


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