I feel them sting my eyes
As a lump starts to materialise
Deep in my throat
And my voice comes out as a croak.
My chest feels tight
And suddenly they flood my eyes,
Slowly caressing my cheeks,
To settle on my lips,
Only to fall again
As a sob escapes.
And once the first one has fallen
There is no going back,
So I let them fall and hope
That instead of years
My pain will be washed away by tears.