Survive and Remind


I look best

all sprawled out

on the cutting board

fingered, destroyed

split tearfully open

a gem broken in your eye

the clouded black

reflected back

long gone from the sun

that was my heart

Do you wish I would

come back

into thickets of briar

and scratch?

To a face mangled,


To dance along with the


and sing along to the distant chant

that sang to sleep

your out of mind


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