something happened here and I have promised not to speak of it
they tell me that in three days I will be well again
that i will stop crying and the shaking will stop
something happened here and I promised not to speak of it until I bleed again.
the heavy hooks and the shabby ones…
something happened here in my body
and I promised not to speak of it for forty days until I bleed again.
I cannot change what has happened.
they tell me to hold to those I love
but I am alone,
praying that what sets me free,
what heals me,
does not harm you.