i remember all the nights
when crying was so natural 
so needed and so unavoidable
laying my head on my pillow 
waking up before my alarm 
on the clock fixing clothes 
whispering short hello’s to
unaware customers 
the urge always came back 
my eyes have been dry for 2 days
there are other things to shed tears for
now I cry for my people 
yea it hurts
but this type of love 
isn’t reckless or abusive
and i'm grateful
to be able to feel for someone else
another reason to show emotion
 abundance of love
not lack of
the cracks on my heart are healing
may the world give it some time
before new stitches are needed 
let me show empathy
i need to practice

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