Poem

heartbreak is my mother tongue & you are the land that calmly ran through my veins They told me it would always be with me The motherland lives within

they say

  sewn into veins threaded into time   we must never forget this barren place what happened here you taught me so well we had lessons every day didn't we us, we

i and u

a language so powerful i could feel it when your lips were closed the silence was louder than the cries that seeped from my throat I can understand But ask me to speak it and my throat will come up dry  

-Alex McKay