Shine

Cut open from throat to belly
A knife as thin as smoke and 3 AM
A lifetime of memories past and future turned their faces away
From a wound made of shame, not fear

Wanting to make promises I can’t make
Sputtering thin air
Choking on maybes
Still as paint
Insubstantial as a rising shadow

You don’t bleed like other girls
Slow and liquescent
Rivers of irreplaceable beauty
Beneath the skin
You’re full of diamonds

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One Response to “Shine”

  1. This one’s nice.

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