Five Equals One

I am mute…
too much screaming deafens love.
I am blind…
angry eyes bring down darkness.
I can’t taste…
foul bitterness coats my tongue.
I can’t smell…
decaying lives occlude my nostrils.
I can’t feel…
sadness surrounds my desolate heart.
I am empty…
a lonely vessel, yearning to be filled.

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Yes I Am

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This morning, I finally broke down and caught up on a little housework, a chore I hate with a passion, but from time to time have to take care of anyway. (Somebody’s gotta do it.) To make the task a little more bearable–and to drown out the curse words–I decided to listen to music while scrubbing away. I rummaged around in my CDs, looking for something I hadn’t listened to in a while, and came out with one of my top five favorites. And after popping the CD into my computer and turning up the volume on the external speakers, I cleaned away, singing instead of mumbling words and phrases I won’t mention here.

Yes I Am was released in 1993 by American rock singer-songwriter, Melissa Etheridge, and contained three top 40 hits, including my two favorites, “I’m the Only One” and “Come To My Window.” It was considered her mainstream breakthrough album. And yes, I’ve always been aware Miss Etheridge is a lesbian, but I think her amazing lyrics speak to anyone, no matter their sexual preference, who has been in love and had their heart broken.