Surprised

Only a little sadness
You seek
Flavoring your life
Sprinkle it out
Shaker like 
Little on top

Surprised as
Lid comes off
Pouring out of you
All over your bland life
Ruining it you say

Salt for wounds
Long ignored, suddenly returned
Flocks of ravens
Incessant cries, circling
Beaks at your eyes

Give them
Tears to swallow
What you can’t stomach
Increase your appetite for suffering
Healing shrunken heart, sickened gut

JL Grady
27 August 2023