He is not beside you

So many tears…
with nothing left to wash away.
Nobody wants them,
my tears –
but I cannot carry them anymore.

It hurts too much.
I don’t want to wake up anymore.
Not alone, without you,
to give you my tears.

I woke up –
and my first thought was:
it’s not worth it. He is not beside you.

Alenka H., 2000-2010, translation

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