there is no filling the empty soul.
it closes up around itself
and refuses to take nourishment.
nothing is right,
nothing lights the darkness.
the soul needs to sing and dance and play,
if joy has gone of its own accord,
or been sold to the highest bidder,
the soul will starve.
take back the joy.
let go of the shiny substitute,
death hides in the sparkles.
(c) 2020 BGeiger