The anatomy of melancholy

a broken wrist / and buttered lips / a pain which rides beneath the smile / and surface / behind mascara eyes / a dull ache you cannot strap / nor stem the blood with a torniquet / it flows / like rivers in Spring / an ocean which stings / soddens your clothes / clean to the bone / worshipping the never-ending tide as it strips the skin / to leave briny smears in its wake / the aftermath / trying to carry on / to change like the moon / phase in and out of the darkness / to move on / from this sorrow which exists and swells / like a split lip.


In response to day 21: anatomy of ___ , #rainasmprompts

Photograph and poem: © Kristiana Reed 2019

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