How can you see through the pain?
Scars cover your eyes and veil your vision.
walk along in shadows —
everything cast in gray.
stumble along against the throngs,
past the clowns in graphite gowns.
smile weakly trying to pass,
to move ahead.
can only feel your way along
halls that narrow as walls converge.
… Stop! …
and be still.
And return to the point
where you once could see.