My heart hurts, there have been betrayals.
My kidneys cleanse what I have seen.
My hair haunted with the grey of in-between.
My appendix aches for rest from poisons.
My skin stretches from the burden of wrongs.
My ears echo with cries of the young
My lungs leaden from the weight of air.
My eyes bleed from visions of pain.
All this, yet my mind has swollen
With the knowledge of a larger love
My lips have given way to a smile
All my losses assemble as gifts
I am grateful for them all.