Wide crimson brush stroke
Insane red calligraphy
On white hospital wall
Screaming at my eyes
Catching unaware
Gushing, spouting bright and red
Drowning mind, inundating thought
Holding me frozen
Scream caught
Echoing blood
Ringing madness over and over

Where did you go
Suddenly so still—so still

I cry promises
Instead of tears

Not to you
But to me