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Lexington Poetry Month

We all do things we do not want to do

Today I used my fingernails to scrape
away the skin from my chest cracked three of
my own ribs chose the rib with the most jagg-
ed edge to deflate a lung to tear out
my young blonde heart and leave her on a plane

2 responses to “We all do things we do not want to do”

  1. A. E. Bryant says:

    I’m crying.

  2. Powerful poem–how you make yourself the weapon you use against yourself.

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