how to shatter a ribcage [poem]

the magnificence of
stars, cold
draw those shoulders uptotheears
trapezius active, terrified
wrap those ribwings
round the heart, kept
protected, warm by fear and power
in the bones

wow what a feeling

wearing wings, bold, strong
you know how strong is the human ribcage?
(links open in new tabs; i know you want to know; don’t leave; i’m still here)
is yours as strong as mine?

your heart hides(is safe) just behind
stretch and open, resined chest
mama, know this
let it go, you cannot change
the past, we’ve passed
now is now, joy, here, now

damn it

how to shatter a ribcage?

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