“…I’m sorry…” she says – her words marked by embarrassment and a false sense of humor.
Her apology for tears.
Tears that reveal her pain
Tears that point to her hope – unfulfilled
Streams of regret and doubt flowing down her cheeks
Streams washing away her mask of cover up, eye-liner, and apathy
Tears of vulnerability and weakness
Tears showing the world her humanity – her heart
Never apologize for tears.
Tears release pain
Tears clear the way for new dreams
Streams make new paths for joy and laugh lines
Streams wash away our false selves – making way for true identity
Tears connect one broken person to another
Tears show the world our humanity – our heart