Swiss Cheese

My heart is like a wheel of Swiss cheese, full of holes:
Each hole is the echo of a sad event, the repercussion
Of an emotional emptiness felt right down to the core.
These holes represent the voids caused by absences,
Causing a poignant feeling of lack of substance.
Each hole is like a tiny case where pearly tears nestle,
Each hole is a bubble that burst from too much sighing.
Each time someone dear dies, a big hole appears.
Each time someone moves, I get a medium hole.
Tiny holes are formed when people travel too often.
When I am far away from my daughter, I become
Just like a huge, empty Swiss cheese shell...

© Djehane Hassouna, 2005

Rainbow of Emotions, page 90

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