A tear

Welled up inside me

The medium of pain

The trademark

Of fear.

I felt it run down

The inside of my cheek

Slip through my veins

Hide through

A frown

Liquid pain

Scorched my throat

So hard to swallow

So hard

To feign

A tear erupted

And burst

Like a bubble pricked

By a thorn

And burst through

The surface tension

And slipped

Down my face

Burned as it went

Burned a scar

On my skin