Swollen

My bones creak in your direction,
leaving me swollen beneath your wing.
I wring blood from the paper in my hands,
every night making you mine.
I struggle to expel what wells,
as your name weaves deeper into me.
I lay my soul out here tonight,
wishing I was by your side.
I cannot match the stars you hang
but suffocate in the water, you always seem to bring.
I drink —
As my hurt falls in your direction,
and I am swollen beneath your wing.

 
 
 
 

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20 comments

  1. wow jess this is really evocative…my fav lines…

    I cannot match the stars you hang
    but suffocate in the water, you always seem to bring.

    great flow to the piece and depth of emotion…and saw the email today too…congrats on the book going to print…

  2. I wish I could write
    words to de-grief you
    So much so
    to share your pain
    But alas
    I am chained
    By the world
    So bad
    So much so
    that I can’t but
    just feel the pain
    Deeper within
    And just have a tear
    having the same wounds

    As yours.

    Good read, well written, Jess

    –Vic

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