Lessons we learn from painful pasts
Threaten to make us shatter like glass
And pierce holes in our souls
That if left to gape will tear us from the inside out.
Like crystals freshly cut
With points that draw outlines
On an earth where everyone is sharp
We are precious but unknown unless someone tells us so.
Water dripping clear through air
Ending the bitterness by nourishing
The dry earth trampled by years of trying to live.