Crying Without Tears

The brow furrows,
The mouth, neck and face constrict.
The tears well but never break.
Always reabsorbed.

Quiet, no audible sounds,
Until a single, deep breath…
Steadied by the exhale.

A tightening of the chest,
And every once in a while, a lurch, in the

In through the nose, out through the mouth,
In… out… in…. out… Inhale peace, exhale joy.
There is no path to happiness,
Happiness is the path.

Matilda Beaumont

Exploring humanity through poetry and short scenes


VJ Knutson · March 29, 2018 at 9:13 am

Excellent description, Matilda! I could feel it.

Matilda Beaumont · April 1, 2018 at 9:47 pm

thank you for the feedback!

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