and then. the silence was broken.
and the words began to bubble and hiss and ooze out from every crack in the ground.
and they crawled up the walls and made faces on the ceilings.
"we are words", they said."we have come to redeem you. to let all of them know you are here."
and i told them, "i know nothing of you. but already, there's this feeling. i need you."
"you will learn and it will hurt until you've realized that they feel just like you. we will be here for them and for you."
"will the pain be for long?"
"it will always be with you. but you will thank us later. they always do."
and so i cursed the words
until i learned
what they really meant.
and i was thankful
despite the pain.