Place

he fell without a sound,

into that place where his family left their scars.

where their love was never there to last,

just conditions to steal it away …

leaving him hurting in that place

deep and hard.

ashes

in the ashes of clipped wings

he kept his love of feathered fragment remains

hidden where no light would find it.

                                                                        

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carved

carved away by a river of pain,

the worn and jagged edges of his heart

 now expose the forgotten sedimentary layer

of how to love.

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coquettish

wearing his favorite t-shirt

and a coquettish grin,

he played board games

with dice and peoples hearts

losing his turn at love…

on his final spin.

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choir

born with a broken heart,

hollow thoughts crowd his mind

like a choir of burnt out candles

forgotten

in the middle of nowhere.

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red

he painted red on fractured walls

to hide the stains

that live in him.

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tangled

tangled up in an old lovers shirt, 

he fell to the ground

and buried his abandoned heart.

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