Paper cuts

A thousand paper cuts,
an accumulation of collisions
between love and the edge of self.

Declarations written on each sheet
folded into aeroplanes and rocket ships
and shot with rubber bands.

The last one cut no deeper than the rest
but the flesh fell away

Why do you bleed?
he asked
As if life were a mystery,
as if this hadn’t happened to him before.

I can’t be with you
he said
I need skin that’s smooth,
unblemished and sympathetic.

I don’t know how yours got to be so damaged.

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  • flower68
    flower68over 6 years ago

    I second hand shop lots.I love things that are used worn broken damaged.With time love and tenderness,sometimes a splash of colour, they become beautiful additions to my world.XO

  • you must live in a beautiful world..

    – warmsugarcube

  • flower68
    flower68over 6 years ago

    pfft.No but I meet beautiful people,and they’re all damaged.It’s normal.

  • yay! i’m normal! thanks flowz i know, i just need time and love (hint) :)

    – warmsugarcube

  • flower68
    flower68over 6 years ago

    probably not what ur after but if you ration them out they’ll help on the wait :-D

  • no it’s perfect. thank you :p

    – warmsugarcube

  • Ash rebeltherace
    Ash rebeltheraceover 6 years ago

    that’s all i can say to show my appreciation

  • its enough. exactly what i wanted you to say. and mine is the same :)

    – warmsugarcube

  • linaji
    linajiover 5 years ago

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