Living Dead Girl

Come hold me here
now in the dark.
Warm this corpse
that is my living heart.

For though it beats
it cannot feel
slashed with word wounds
too deep to heal.

I’ve tried so hard
to seal them shut
but the blood it still seeps
through these stitches of catgut.

Please don’t turn away
from the ugliness you see,
look past the torn flesh
into the real me.

I hear funeral bells tolling
they think its too late
to save this poor wretch
from its terrible fate.

Quickly! Make haste now!
let your love be the start,
to the resurrection of my
corpse of a heart.

Living Dead Girl

Rhana Griffin

Sisters Beach, Australia

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Artist's Description

We have all wandered through our dark places hoping to find someone who could reignite our candle and chase away the shadows.

We reveal much of ourselves through our art and our words, and so it must be said that this poem comes not from this time – a time where I am happy and loved – but a time from long ago.

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