Scarlet flash across aqua stripe
Offset by porcelain skin -
All it takes is a silver swipe
To break through the canvas stretched thin.
Emotion and secret are laid out to bear
In a code of insufferable pain.
Alone and feeling unable to share
It pours out in crystal salt rain.
There is no prevention, no permanent cure
For the dark cloud that seeps through the mind
Until we begin to remove the obscure -
To listen, and see what we find.