Do you understand bitterness?
When it seeps into your feet
Twisting itself around the ankles
Creeping onto your thighs
Grabbing you by the navel
Gathering storm in the chest
And then finally punches you right in face.
Do you taste it in your mouth?
The sour leftovers of words undoable
The sweet tasting victory of rage
The bile rising up from unrequited loves.
Do you not recognize it?
In the lines on your face
In the lives of those who are but dead
In the dark clouds empty of rain.
Do you suffocate in it's loud presence
Or do you lash out in blind disdain
I have burned in white flames
But what about the stains.
When did we fall so low
That we can now not stand