Reasons / by Yessenia Funes

They say everything happens for a reason
The trees that fall
The hearts that break
The hands that let go
And the cold sweats that wake

But the reasons aren't always clear
Will I know soon?
Will the 'reason' ever appear?

A lot goes unnoticed
But the pain never hides
The confusion remains unspoken
At least the truth will find a light

A stirring sits inside me
Waiting to hear from him again
If everything happens for a reason
Is there reason to pretend?

My heart vibrates, newly electrified
With memories it's suppressed
Why do I feel a yearning trying to break through my chest?
My palms shaking as I re-read
And re-read
And re-read
His poetic mess

None of this makes sense

When heartache goes ignored,
When silence envelopes the giant sequoia tumbling in the forest,
When the tears fall but no one's there to notice,
When a police kills a woman but no one says her name,
It's hard to know or remember it happened
Until it resurfaces again

But even then
For what?
What reason is there for this to happen?
If everything happens for a reason,
Why is my psyche relapsing?

"Fix this," "fix that"
"Take it all back"


So that the stars may align like they used to
And they can guide you back to him
Back to the place where it all began
Beneath a blood moon that glowed red with passion

If everything happens for a reason
What's the reason for the end?
If we sit in corners of other people's hearts
Does that mean they may still let us in?