Some Wounds Never Heal

Your absence has gone through me like thread through a needle. Everything I do is stitched with its color. — WS Merwin

Some wounds never heal.
There is always an indentation
that remains in the heart,
A scar across the skin to remind you
of some event which happened long ago.
We try to forget but the pain is too clear,
it seems too recent, like, only yesterday.
A hole, an emptiness, a vague feeling of loss
which drugs and alcohol cannot erase.
Some wounds never heal.
And so we move on to live a life
shattered by an event we cannot change.
A memory we cannot alter, a dream like feeling,
a reoccurring nightmare we awaken from
angry and screaming in a cold soaking sweat.
Then we wonder and ask ourselves if it were real.
The pain of loss can never be forgotten…
Some wounds never heal.