A single drop,
a salty tear,
lingers in the corner of my eye,
tentative at first,
until the relief comes
from letting go of the emotion
I’ve held so close to my heart.
One drop follows the contour of my cheek,
marking the path for others to follow.
I feel solace in that line of emotion.
I trace it with my finger
as countless tears fall in succession,
trailing the first,
releasing my imprisoned worry.
Only the silence hears me cry,
and when my tears have all but gone,
the clouds over my heart are lifted,
and my rain has washed away my unease.