backwash

by eloisehendy

before i disintegrate i want to remove
my ribs so i can clean them

the beauty of everything is infinite
and cruel and tonight

the air is unexpectedly full for leaping
so let me be seen

where the struggle lies coiled
do not let loneliness lower us

integrity has a habit of cracking
when no one watches

i am most myself when cast out
on a long limb

my thirst is tremendous and swells
like a genuine wave

before i was born i was dirty
with star dust and expectation

what is it about perfection i wonder
how long will it take

to be clean from the inside out
stop wounding, find quiet

of mind

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