Swollen Eyes

my swollen eyes
my pillow
and i
sat talking
in the afternoon
i had just woken up
just finished crying
and i had no one
to talk to

i took to writing
and i made fire
on the pages
but when i was done
my heart still burned

i cried some more
played a game
then stopped
after i kept on losing

my heart
was still burning
inside my chest

and i sat there
with my pillow
and my swollen eyes