There were gifts
Given to only the lonely
Fragile things
Like porcelain
And fragments of crystal
All meant to mean something
To fill the hollowness
To make them forget
That once
Things were taken
And once
Those things had more meaning
Than all the loveliest fragile pieces
Could ever afford

There were promises of soft touches
Like the silk of lotioned skin
Or moist waiting lips
All flesh
All beautiful 
Blanketing the ones
Still chilled from sorrow
Bruised from a harshness 
Softer things knew nothing about

They are the ones that donned 
Their presents like a new skin
Crystal for their eyes
Silk for their skin
A hollowness throughout
An emptiness within
Souls bartered in exchange for metamorphosis

(Blind butterflies take to the sky)

You can’t hide an empty heart
It searches through the holes in your fake skin
Looking for warmth
For purpose
For love

Nothing can live on the seedlings 
Of sorrow and shame

If wonder
If they remember what it meant to love
What it meant to live and breathe
If they remember the taste of their tears 
And the continuous beating of their heart
Or if they could feel the morning’s contiuous revival
And what it meant to feel and to give and to surrender 


They remember when the pain that kept them
Proved they were alive
When it showed them that every piece that lingers
Can be washed clean again  
They remember the seconds before they gave themselves away
They dived unknowingly into a coldness
That would cover the beauty of their shells like ice

Each shiver became a proclamation
That once

They had lived
And felt
And cried
And given the true meaning of themselves
All in the same shaky breath



Rockaway Beach, United States

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Just a poem (finally) to go with This little guy :)

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