If you can’t sleep


If you can’t sleep
if your heart hurts
let me say
I was just a breath held
before you told me
your heart lies with me

hot red walls, hot mind maps
on elated faces you master
I understand that you bleed
that the smiles
the strings inside you
the way you move
puppets and mannequins unbound
that hold in a cry
stumble and jerk inside

The way you move
woven in heartbeats
swollen in your cells
that you’re saving the best of your heart
For those who understand the worst #poetry #writing #scribble