integrity

by Jason Alan

The faces lose their integrity

and break apart, falling into the sea.

A thousand year old promise is broken

and with that, a million resolves are shaken.

Strange words erupt from enraged men.

Slowly the lies and the truth come through again.

The pain is intense, but somehow they move on

and life continues to chip away

at the integrity of their core.

But no one even says a word.