Holes

 

I know what its like to have a hole in your chest where a person used to be.

I know what its like to have an empty hole in your chest that used to be filled.

How do I continue to walk around while there is a whole in my chest that didn’t used to be there?

How do I come to terms with the fact that there is an empty hole in my chest that used to be filled?

How do I carry the pain?

How do I walk with the pain?

How do I accept the pain?

I look at other people and wonder how many holes they have that used to be filled.

How do they carry the pain?

Most of us are full of holes that used to be filled.

We all walk with pain

Why don’t we hold hands?

 
Elise Ashkin-Baker