All week my heart has felt like it's been bursting from my chest.
The panic and fear of sudden and unbearable loss.
I remember this pain.
I have been burned and crushed before,
spread out like ash in the soil,
only to watch myself slowly resprout again in time.
There have been too many years spent reaching out to feel love.
What if I didn't have to?
What if deep in my self,
underneath my chest made of shattered glass,
underneath my stomach made of fire,
what if I found a part of me
that loves and supports me.
My spine is there, like a trunk of a tree, holding me, lifting with each breath.
There's nowhere to go
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