he shook the very ground
i walk on
and i fell a million miles
into the core of myself
i spent suns and moons
reaching to understand
reaching for him
reaching without finding
dying without rebirth
asking without answers
an endless darkness
where there was only my shadow
and me
running got me nowhere
crying couldn’t heal
begging only broke me
trying only sealed the cracks
and i was trapped
(©2017 Amy Kamala Fiske)