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True, false and floating

I reached inside and
broke open
three people today

I slid a finger into the belly
of my smiling barista
til his warm mocha swirls
and brown sugar scent
coated my fingertips

I reached over the paper
of a woman on the tram
and right into her chest
but the blood was tepid as
my fingers kept clutching
and releasing

I reached inside and
broke open
one more person today

I watched my lover sleep
and while his eyelids flickered
I pushed past his ribcage
with both hands splayed
and pulled with all my might
until I heard it crack open
louder than I could ever
let myself yell

Til his white bones scattered
on my red cotton sheets

And still I kept searching
for the reasons
the right way
the rules

That I just
don’t seem
to come with.

True, false and floating

bellmusker

Melbourne, Australia

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I don’t write poetry anymore. I’m beginning to understand why.

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