Your Kind Words
Nancy Carbon 
Please spare me from your kind words.
Just be here for me
My insides wither when you tell me
“It’s for the best”
“it was meant to be.”
“He’s with God now.”
(Why can’t he be with me?)
“You’ll have another.”
(as if babies were interchangeable)
You soothing words do not soothe,
But open the wound that never heals;
Nothing anyone can say
Can take away my aching, drawing emptiness.
Please forgive my pain turned anger that mistakes your intentions and pushes you away.
Please just be there.