The futility of words (A poem)

Sometimes I write in the morning…

There are no words
to express pure emotion
feeling untethered to language
unbound by sound

Yet I keep trying
to reduce what I feel to words
as though I have to explain to myself
how I’m feeling

instead of simply feeling

Some nights, I try to numb the feeling
only to end up feeling more
then trying to capture the more in words
Words are not feelings

but I can express myself with words

(16 December 2015)