Thursday, January 22, 2009

"something profound was here"

A nuts-and-bolts kind of girl.
A kind of girl that many men in her time
had tried to fix
with their grandfather's tools
only to see her
fall back apart,
like wood rotten through that refuses to hold
nails and screws
cause she's been screwed before.
like a child's healthy flesh
that forces out any foreign body
a splinter.
a piece of glass.
A dying body that rejects a fresh transplant
a new liver ( too much booze)
a new heart (too much self-sacrifice).

A little girl who split her own stitches
to let her wounds gape out.