Sunday, November 13, 2016

Wild Creatures


hearts are wild creatures
that's why our ribs are cages.

all i know is my heart was pounding,
     trying to escape.
it wanted to be with you.
     your gentle touch.
     your playful laugh.
     // and eyes filled with kindness.
it would have jumped out of my chest
and clung to you
if not restrained by its cage.
if my bones had been weak.
but i strengthened my resolve
because you haven't proven yourself trustworthy, love.
and so i locked the gates tightly.
i brought in the reinforcements.
and my heart, in its agony,
cried to the moon

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