Sadness greets me like an old friend
Reminds me of all the good things, the bad as well.
We reminisce, as the tears flow like it will never end.
It whispers all the secrets we could not tell.
Sadness envelopes me like a favorite sweater, so warm & yet so familiar.
In its pockets, it holds my favorite pains, the ones I’d revisit over & over & over again.
All those times I was way too far,
It brings me back with the same old rhythm, the same old pain.
Sadness shrouds me like a cloak, too dark to see
Everything that has been so carefully tucked away.
Tears flow & blurs what’s around me,
Sobs silences me of everything I want to say.
Sadness, this feeling I couldn’t fight.
Yet, a sunny disposition I masquerade,
To fool the ones in the light.
To hide the monster in me that I have made. (11/23/12)