a time comes in life
when the heart is to be broken. 
            broken open
            to find out -
            what makes it

the misery? 
the tribulation? 
the frustration? 
the helplessness? 
the desperation? 
            and how one
needs  someone
           to overcome them. 

a soft word? 
a gentle squeeze? 
a tender touch? 
a strong hug? 
a reassuring shoulder? 

            but none is there
            to bleed time. 
to divide sorrow
that wall up in
frozen tear drops. 

            the fire is there but it gives
            no warmth. 
            cause you are also alone
            with empty hands.