White

Do you hear
the silent screams
of all the dreams
being smothered in silence

cold white fear
fills the days
in marvelous ways
driving out all sanity

can you see
all of the pain
spiralling the drain
washed away by your words

do you even care
that what you say
leaches rainbows to gray
snow piles on tender heart

It’s not your job
to make me hurt
fill my nose with dirt
slice my heart in pieces

Do you even understand
that bones are broken by sticks and stones
but spirits are broken by words and tones
and what you say destroys me