Questions….. For *Ella


Do misty eyes mean
Pain festering deep
Lean souls starved –
Hope blithely crushed
And purloined?

Do memories mean
Wounds left raw, rubbed sore,
Chafed red – careless promises
Blown away like ripples on a lake
by a belligerent hurricane?

Do clasped hands hide scars
And wry smiles hide gloom