SURGICAL EXTRACTION

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Submitted Date 04/10/2019
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the only way i know how to speak
is to press my heart
against the door
so you feel the
palpitations throughout
your entire home.

the only way i know how to feel
is to dig deep into
my skin
& pry out the hurt
inside me for
all the world to see.

it’s so easy to
confuse my honesty
with sanity,
so i tally up
mistakes in my flesh,
then you can read
how broken i am
from my spine
to the heart of me.

the only way i know how to see
is to cover the
mirrors & toss
my glasses;
let the lens grind
to sand & sift through it.

the only way i know how to live
is to fight for it every breath of the way.
 

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