Burning beneath the cells of my skin

Is an anger, all consuming, destructive. 

Slow, the flames eat me;

Thoughts, feelings, words.

Sealed, my lips and eyes

Look, unlook at this world

Far and wide.

Blue, blue, so much blue

Lingering in that absolute dark

Quivering in that corner 

Away from tongues that bark.

Fingers trace an unknown body

My own flesh and bones.

What is mine, what is mine?

This next breath, my anxiety, my memories 

The love I cage in my chest 

My nails or hair or maybe sweat

If nothing, my mistakes and regrets.


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